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Melodrama. As an Exaggerated Drama Style. By Beny, Petey and Hanny. Melodrama as an Exaggerated Drama Style. Melodrama is derived from the Greek word for ‘music-drama’ Key aspects include; exagerated emotions and language, stereotyped characters, contrast of

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melodrama

Melodrama

As an Exaggerated Drama Style

By Beny, Petey and Hanny

melodrama as an exaggerated drama style
Melodrama as an Exaggerated Drama Style
  • Melodrama is derived from the

Greek word for ‘music-drama’

  • Key aspects include; exagerated

emotions and language,

stereotyped characters, contrast of

events and conflict.

  • Categorised into five different

groups

  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher

Stowe

exaggerated acting
Exaggerated Acting
  • Asides
  • Actions such as movement, body and facial expressions are over the top and easily interpreted
  • Projection of voice
  • Nothing naturalistic
  • Acting towards the audience
inclusion in the plot
Inclusion in the Plot
  • Music is used to increase and exaggerate the emotional response.
  • The plot is exaggerated by the sudden contrast of events and conflict.
  • By having black and white characters eg- good and evil
  • The use of drama devises
  • Special effects
bibliography
Bibliography

Websites

  • http://www.answers.com/topic/melodrama
  • http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/2330/
  • http://uk.encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx?refid=1861730764
  • http://novaonline.nvcc.edu/eli/spd130et/melodrama.htm

Books

  • “Drama to Go” Caroline Wallis Ryan Publications Ltd
  • “Navigating Drama” Richard Baines Mike O’Brien