Melodrama  book cover
1st Edition


ISBN 9781138283831
Published January 21, 2019 by Routledge
106 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1973, this book explores the genre of melodrama. After discussing the defining characteristics of melodrama, the book examines the dramatic structures of the two major and contrasting emotions presented in melodrama: triumph and defeat. It concludes with a reflection on the ways in which elements of melodrama have appeared in protest theatre.

Table of Contents

General Editor’s Preface; 1. The Nature of Melodrama 2. Triumph 3. Defeat 4. Protest; Bibliography and Acknowledgements; Index of Proper Names; Index of Titles

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