tragicomedy


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a dramatic composition involving elements of both tragedy and comedy usually with the tragic predominating

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a comedy with serious elements or overtones

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Quite a contrast was The Egg Theater Company's social tragicomedy of middle-class relationships and breakups, 'Kung Paano Maghiwalay.
1) While their tragicomedies were remarkably popular with audiences and influential on other playwrights throughout the seventeenth century, the burgeoning genre of tragicomedy was also maligned as an aesthetically impure form of drama for its mingling of comedy and tragedy, seemingly against the decorum of neoclassical poetics.
Good Bye, Lenin", a 2003 German tragicomedy film, was also shown, in the presence of the German Embassy staff, cultural savvies and cinema fans.
In this five-hour stand-up tragicomedy, abstract "jokes" took the form of poems, dances, and even philosophical fables.
35pm This observational tragicomedy, directed by Mike Leigh, follows the fortunes of a working-class North London family over a few weeks in the summer.
While Guyon sought to destroy these two extremes, Renaissance tragicomedy attempted to "span both sides of this divide--representing absolutist ideology while giving credence to parliamentary concerns--without simply excluding one of them" (182).
Credit to the Drama League, too, for helping to sprinkle some Eastern European tragicomedy in a Fringe program filled with lighter fare.
An absurd tragicomedy by Albert Camus, one of the most significant writers of the 20th century.
The tragicomedy that is North Korea's foreign relations continues to play out, with the Stalinist nation last week threatening to target the U.
This monograph is a sound and groundbreaking analysis of the tragedy and tragicomedy written by women dramatists during the Stuart period, and deserves the attention that its publication by Ashgate is likely to bring.
So, if the opposition recently accused the parliamentary majority of devaluing the MP questions, they now made a Balkan tragicomedy from the interpellation.
Ultimately, he concludes that Guarini's sense of catharsis in tragicomedy is akin to soliciting a 'tempered laughter' (29, 33) from the audience; that is to say, its aim 'consists in the temperament of affects, as opposed to their obliteration' (26).
Her journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over the magical island, cares for her young daughter, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural.
Double Falsehood' is a tragicomedy thought to be based on Cervantes' Don Quixote.