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2006: Godot as Tragedy : existentialism = by definition. Berdyev: Existence as Tragedy.

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Hamlet on Stage: The Great Tradition by John A. Mills; Greenwood Press, 1985 Hamlet Shakespeare (also, see Bard Pages in THR Theory).

The Genre Studies: Tragedy

Aristotle: Hero: Above Average, dies at the end, problems have to solution, conflict with Gods.

New Hero -- Christ (existential in nature).

Comic (below average) character as tragic (Chaplin). Dostoevsky, Kafka and the rest.

Nietzsche, "The Birth of Tragedy"; Hegelian dialectic (A.C. Bradley, "Hegel's Theory of Tragedy," Oxford Lectures on Poetry, pp. 69-95), Miguel Unamuno, The Tragic Sense of Life.

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Samuel Beckett's NY Times Obituary December 27, 1989 - Wednesday - Late Edition By Mel Gussow

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What is Tragedy BBC :

Stalin: 'A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.'
Goethe: 'The conflict on which a tragedy is based must ideally be one where there is no possible resolution.'
Miguel De Unamuno: (In San Manuel Bueno) '...the essence of tragedy is killing eternity.'

Mel Brooks: 'Tragedy is when I cut my finger, comedy is when you fall down an open sewer and die.'

tragedy answers.com


Review Summary of Waiting For Godot : The plot for this play is taken from Shakespeare's Macbeth, Act v, sc. 5, just after Macbeth's wife commits suicide. 'Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.' Note that Shakespeare says in thirty-eight words what Beckett takes a whole play to say.

Tragedy The Literary Encyclopedia


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Genre Page: Tragedy - Comedy - Drama - Tragic Comedy
and Structure Principles by Aristotle
Tragedy + Comedy =/= Drama

In general usage, a tragedy is a drama, movie or sometimes a real world event with a sad outcome.

However, although throughout much of Western thought, tragedy has been defined in more precise terms, following the precepts set out by Aristotle and based upon Greek tragedies: it is a form of drama characterized by seriousness and dignity, usually involving a conflict between a character and some higher power, such as the law, the gods, fate, or society.

[wikipedia] Origin of Western tragedy

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