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Modern and Contemporary  Drama ENGL 2306 – Introduction to  Drama Monday, October 18, 2010
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“Any drama (or other art) that seeks to closely  mimic real life. Realism more specifically refers to  a sort of drama that rose in opposition to  melodrama  in the late nineteenth and early  twentieth century and that attempted to avoid  some of the more artificial  conventions  of theater  and present the problems of ordinary people living  their everyday lives” (12 Plays  735). See Bedford Glossary  (430-31). Realism
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“A type of play employing broadly drawn heroes  and villains, suspenseful plots, music, and a  triumph of good over evil. Melodrama thrived  throughout the nineteenth century and continued  its popularity into the twentieth” (12 Plays  734). See Bedford Glossary  (293-94).  Melodrama
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“An unstated rule or code. Tacit acceptance of 
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