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THE EXPRESSION OF THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF TRAGEDY
It appears to me that there are two forms of tragic expression in dramatic art.
An exterior form and an interior form of expression.
The exterior form of tragic expression is the one you show when you are witness of a tragedy, when you have to describe, to picture to another, a tragic episode.
The interior form of tragic expression is the one you will show, or rather feel, when you are the hero or the victim of a tragic episode, when you are yourself the acting agent of the tragedy.
But why should such a subtle difference be established? Because the human soul is not created to express a tragic episode which befalls a fellow man with the same power of sorrow as one which touches itself. It is an exceptional case when a human being suffers as much from the sorrows of others as from its own sorrows.