UNIT 2 Melodrama to Modern Drama

UNIT 2 Melodrama to Modern Drama - UNIT 2: Melodrama to...

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UNIT 2: Melodrama to Modern Drama Friday, February 18, 2011 12:03 PM Vocabulary MIMESIS: "imitation" GENRE: "kind", "type" Tragedy Comedy ILLUSIONISM vs. THEATRICALITY MELODRAMA MODERNISM - breaking continuity when anything that has come before it REALISM NATURALISM - mimicking life as closely as possible VERSIMILITUDE "life-likeness", sustaining an illusion on stage so you identify with the characters and the fictional world MELODRAMA - nothing mellow about it Film Clip: Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) The World of Melodrama POPULAR - rise of the 19th Century with Industrial Revolution, audiences aren't as sophisticated ESCAPIST - sharper, more vivid image of reality SENTIMENTAL - plays on our emotions, juice up our feelings CLEAR-CUT MORALITY - as opposed to tragedy, protagonists doesn't have many flaws, clear battle lines between right and wrong FOCUS ON PLOT - not a lot of inner conflict or depth WHOLE CHARACTERS - know who's good or bad
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course DRAM 115 taught by Professor Adamdavidson during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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