2008 : Hamlet - Godot - Rosencrantz & Guildenstern
* Tragedy: Oedipus
ShowCases: 3 Sisters, Mikado, 12th Night, Hamlet, The Importance of Being Earnest, Dangerous Liaisons, Don Juan
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2006: Godot as Tragedy : existentialism = by definition. Berdyev: Existence as Tragedy.
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.
Beckett Lecture Notes ***
Samuel Beckett's NY Times Obituary December 27, 1989 - Wednesday - Late Edition By Mel Gussow
godot sparknotes *
What is Tragedy BBC :
Stalin: 'A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.'
Mel Brooks: 'Tragedy is when I cut my finger, comedy is when you fall down an open sewer and die.'
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
Tragedy + Comedy =/= Drama@2005
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
Director Must Read. A lot!http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=tragedy [ ] ...
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