Tragi-comedy


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Trag`i-com´e`dy


n.1.A kind of drama representing some action in which serious and comic scenes are blended; a composition partaking of the nature both of tragedy and comedy.
The noble tragi-comedy of "Measure for Measure."
- Macaulay.
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Now all this time, while the tragi-comedy of life was being played in these three suburban villas, while on a commonplace stage love and humor and fears and lights and shadows were so swiftly succeeding each other, and while these three families, drifted together by fate, were shaping each other's destinies and working out in their own fashion the strange, intricate ends of human life, there were human eyes which watched over every stage of the performance, and which were keenly critical of every actor on it.
The Afterlife Of A Soap Star Laughing House at The Cuckoo's Nest, until Wed This tragi-comedy written and performed by Andrea Gordon reveals her adventures since playing Bren in BBC's Doctors.
One is tempted to ask who on earth would want to take on the job of replacing Theresa May now, with the Conservative Party almost in a state of civil war, while the nation is plagued with the seemingly never-ending tragi-comedy of Brexit.
One is tempted to ask who on earth would want to take on that job now, with the Conservative Party almost in a state of civil war, while the nation is plagued with the seemingly neverending tragi-comedy of Brexit.
As a Briton who must look at the Brexit problem in his own country as a tragi-comedy, wouldn't he find our politics more tragedy than comedy?
Roisin Conaty, left, and Ricky Gervais star in his tragi-comedy about a man trying to survive the death of his wife
In this fantasy tragi-comedy a man called Jacek is working on a giant statue of Jesus when he suffers an horrendous accident requiring him to have a face transplant.
Euripides' oldest surviving play is characterised as a tragi-comedy which rejects physical determinism and challenges Death's dominion, leaving many unanswered questions.
Nadia Afgan has also exhibited fluency at speaking Punjabi language through various projects such as the tragi-comedy Bilqees Kaur and the romantic comedies Larka Karachi Ka Kurri Lahore Di and Suno Chanda.
The diving and holding at set plays has been a tragi-comedy doing untold damage to the game.
Finally, the tragi-comedy Don Giovanni follows the story of the seductive and swaggering anti-hero Giovanni as his womanizing leads him to murder the father of one of his victims -- with devastating results.