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

The 19th century was the age of a truly popular theatre. ... Early Victorian drama .... the audience - crammed into so called 'pigeon holes' - could only see the legs of ..... Characters in melodrama were stereotypical - there was always a villain, ...

www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/periods/victorian-iid-2353

Shaw stands “do or die” melodrama on its head in this tale set during the .... Early Victorian drama: In the early years of the 19th century, restrictions of the ...

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

At the beginning of the 19th century, there were only two main theatres in London . ... theatre, animals and acrobatics, and thus both melodrama and the Victorian ...

xroads.virginia.edu/~ug02/kirk/levy/melodrama.html

The Popular and the Sacred: Nineteenth century American Theater ... melodrama and its creators as their own - regardless of where they were ... As "Tommers" and "Tom Shows," as the touring versions of the play were named, moved across  ...