September 16, 2009
Literature is the art of written pieces that is one of the most appreciated fields in the English caliber. It has earned a great amount of respect from many different cultures and traditions from all over the world. Due to the fact that literature is genuine in its own way, the subject is categorized in many genres in which give literature its credit. One of the most beloved of all the genres is Drama. Drama is basically a play that is acted on stage by actors. Drama is truly appreciated by many “dramatis” or “playwrights”. A perfect example of a phenomenal dramatis is, William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare has created over 38 plays and is still greatly appreciated in Literature today. Drama is subdivided into three categories namely: Tragedy, Comedy and Tragic-Comedy.
One of the categories in drama that is often discussed is Tragedy. Tragedy is the type of play that usually does not end with a “Happily Ever After”. It usually involves death, destruction, and calamity. This is one of the most appreciated types of drama in the English history. It is often compared to that of today’s Rated “R” movies. William Shakespeare was a playwright that really took advantage of that fact that Tragedy was that piece that won the hearts of the audience. He bolstered his career with tragic pieces such as Romeo and Juliet, a romantic piece mixed with tragedy. By mixing the two pieces together he instantly won the hearts of many when the couple, Romeo and Juliet fell in love and then when they both tragically died in the end. Other tragic pieces by Shakespeare include Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth and Othello all of which were bestsellers in Shakespeare’s time.
Comedy, on the other hand is a type of drama that always end with a “Happily Ever After”. It is a type of comedy in which the leading characters always overcome the obstacles ahead of them. They are full of laughter and joy. The...