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February 25 - February 25, 2009 Mid-Nineteenth Century...

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February 25, 2009 Mid-Nineteenth Century Profound changes in religion, philosophy, psychology, and economics o Charles Darwin’s On the Origins of Species o Louis Pasteur o Alexander Graham Bell o Thomas Edison o Suez Canal o Lincoln assassinated o Civil War o Transcontinental Railway o Karl Marx o Challenging of beliefs that had been accepted as standards for centuries Technical Innovations o Gas light o The fourth wall o New machinery Melodrama o o In England the three major theaters (had exclusive rights to produce spoken drama) o The “minor” theaters (musical operettas, burlesque) o Three major theatres Covent garden Drury lane Haymarket
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o Background music o o Surprises and unlikely twists o Sentimentality o Clear-cut ending o Melodrama today Well Made Play o Eugene Scribe o A factory for making plays o What are the 5 ingredients? A careful EXPOSITION telling the audience what the situation is
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2009 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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