genre of drama and literature

Tragicomedy is a literary genre that blends aspects of both tragic and comic forms. Most often seen in dramatic literature, the term can describe either a tragic play which contains enough comic elements to lighten the overall mood or a serious play with a happy ending. Tragicomedy, as its name implies, invokes the intended response of both the tragedy and the comedy in the audience, the former being a genre based on human suffering that invokes an accompanying catharsis and the latter being a genre intended to be humorous or amusing by inducing laughter.
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genre: tragicomedy


A Confederacy of Dunces

novel by John Kennedy Toole

author: John Kennedy Toole



novel by Vladimir Nabokov

author: Vladimir Nabokov


The Casual Vacancy

novel by J.K. Rowling

author: J. K. Rowling



French play

author: Samuel Beckett

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

1966 play by Tom Stoppard

author: Tom Stoppard


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