Tragicomedy: Definition & Examples


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A tragicomedy is a dramatic work that combines elements of what two types of genres?

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1. What was the first work to be called a 'tragicomedy?'

2. Which of these is NOT a comedic element that may appear in a tragicomedy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of tragicomedies. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of characteristics and examples of tragicomedies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Genres combined to form tragicomedies
  • First work to be called a tragicomedy
  • Comedic elements associated with the genre
  • Preference of some playwrights for tragicomedy

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding tragicomedies
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the first tragicomedy

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson, Tragicomedy: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition and history of tragicomedy
  • Identify examples of this genre
  • Know important tragicomic works and authors