Tragedy (Ancient Greek: τραγῳδία, tragōidia, "he-goat-song"]. is a form of art based on human suffering that offers its audience pleasure. While most cultures have developed forms that provoke this paradoxical response, tragedy refers to a specific tradition of drama that has played a unique and important role historically in the self-definition of Western civilisation. That tradition has been multiple and discontinuous, yet the term has often been used to invoke a powerful effect of cultural identity and historical continuity—"the Greeks and the Elizabethans, in one cultural form; Hellenes an ...more

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    Maximum Exposure
    Release date: Feb 19, 2015
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    Release date: Jan 06, 2015
    With his twenty-first birthday, Hyam begins a journey that will lead him to his destiny—or his doom.

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    A Firefighter's Flame
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    Horace Walpole
    The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
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    Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.
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