September 29 (melodramas)

September 29 (melodramas) - September29,2008 Drama115

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September 29, 2008 Drama 115 Big changes in 19 th  and 20 th  century Realism and alternatives to realism Vocabulary o Genre : “kind”, “type” Tragedy Comedy Melodrama o Melodrama Misnomer – NOTHING MELLOW ABOUT IT More expressive and heightened World in bright bold primary colors Comes from French word meaning music drama Put on plays with continuous music accompaniment b/c no  regulations on drama so they could call it an opera– there  were license regulations on dramas but not operas Classical drama of Greece Tragedy and comedy were distinctly two different types
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Renaissance had a mixed for of comedy and drama with  serious and comedic content Modern time gets away with strict categorizations Blend different types Ex:  Star Wars (1980) Drawn out more Clear good vs. bad Science fiction melodrama Ex.  The Quick and the Dead (1995) Modern melodrama Conflict b/w primary charcters
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2009 for the course DRAM 115 taught by Professor Adamdavidson during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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September 29 (melodramas) - September29,2008 Drama115

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