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Nineteenth-Century Drama Through the Turn of the Twentieth Century New gas jets allowed for lighting variability Early English romantic poets produced plays focusing on the individual, a philosophy of democracy, and a cry for personal liberation Closet drama – a play meant to be read, not produced Melodrama – developed in Germany & France. Melo means “song”. Incidental music was a hallmark of melodrama. many melodramas used background music that altered according to the mood of the scene melodramas had well defined heros, heroines, and villains, plots were full of surprises & twists not everyone liked the drama. Goethe resigned his office from the Weimar Court Theatre when Pixerecourt’s The Dog of Montargis was produced because he didn’t want to be associated with a play that had a dog as its hero Eugene Scribe’s formula for the well-made play o A careful exposition telling the audience what the situation is, usually
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