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By Verna A. Foster

ISBN-10: 0754635678

ISBN-13: 9780754635673

concentrating on ecu tragicomedy from the early smooth interval to the theatre of the absurd, Verna Foster the following argues for the independence of tragicomedy as a style that perceives and communicates human adventure another way from a number of the kinds of tragedy, comedy, and the drame (serious drama that's neither comedian nor tragic). Foster posits that, within the experience of the dramaturgical and emotional fusion of tragic and comedian parts to create a distinguishable new style, tragicomedy has emerged merely two times within the historical past of drama. She argues that tragicomedy first emerged and was once arguable within the Renaissance; and that it has nowa days changed tragedy itself because the so much critical and relocating of all dramatic genres. within the first part of the ebook, the writer analyzes the identify 'tragicomedy' and the genre's difficulties of identification; then is going directly to discover early sleek tragicomedies via Shakespeare, Beaumont and Fletcher, and Massinger. A transitional bankruptcy addresses cognate genres. the ultimate element of the ebook makes a speciality of smooth tragicomedies by way of Ibsen, Chekhov, Synge, O'Casey, Williams, Ionesco, Beckett and Pinter. via exploring dramaturgical similarities among early glossy and sleek tragicomedies, Foster demonstrates the patience of tragicomedy's customary markers and gives a extra special conceptual framework for the style than has to this point been available.

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