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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


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