Quotation by George Bernard Shaw

The popular definition of tragedy is heavy drama in which everyone is killed in the last act, comedy being light drama in which everyone is married in the last act.
George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. speech, Nov. 30, 1921, at Tolstoy Commemoration. "Tolstoy: Tragedian or Comedian?" The Drama Observed , ed. Bernard F. Dukore, Penn State Press (1993).
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