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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melodrama

Two central features were the coup de théàtre, or reversal of ... The first English play to be called a melodrama or 'melodrame' was A ...

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Although Victorian social classes were very clearly defined, reflecting the sharp ... Melodrama is a genre of drama that exaggerates plot and characters with the .... who murdered his lover, a young woman called Maria Marten and buried her ...

novaonline.nvcc.edu/eli/spd130et/melodrama.htm

Nov 3, 2004 ... Melodrama was the primary form of theatre during the 19th century, despite ... In the early 1800's, most were romantic, exotic, or supernatural. ... Often called the " father of sensationalism" – he mixed sentimental philosophy ...

www.slideshare.net/christopherdjacobs9/victorian-melodrama

Jun 30, 2013 ... Powerpoint introduction to Victorian Melodrama as an artform and dramatic style. ... Other Theatres were required to have musical intervals. ... First English play to be called a Melodrama − A Tale of Mystery (1802) by Thomas ...

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Mar 2, 2011 ... Its unprecedented popularity during the Victorian period owes much to its appeal ... nexus of so-called illegitimate theatres (theatres forbidden by law to ... (in characterization) and his assertion that melodrama “is drama in its ...

www.heroandvillain.com/actingmelodramatic.html

Melodramas are typically fast moving and emphasize the agony that the hero or heroine goes through ... It is very common to include some musical interlude ( called an "olio") during intermission. ... It often comes down to which hat you wear !

www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/0-9/19th-century-theatre

Characters in melodrama were stereotypical - there was always a villain, ..... Henry Irving (1838-1905) was one of the great actor-managers of Victorian theatre. ... theatre, regarding it almost as a religion - he called the Lyceum his ' Temple of ...

www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/articles/19th-century-theatre

Mar 15, 2014 ... At the beginning of the 19th century, there were only two main ... and thus both melodrama and the Victorian pantomime were developed.

www.thedramateacher.com/19th-century-melodrama

c.1800-1810, melodrama = mélo (music, melody) + drame (drama) ... nevertheless empowering the audience with knowledge other characters were unaware of) ...