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Melodrama: The Role of Imitation, Melody, Speech and Gesture in a Post-Enlightenment "Mixed Form"

Rooney, Monique

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Melodrama is a mixed or transmedial artform that, having migrated from stage to film, television and digital screens, typically combines plastic arts (tableau, mise en scène, filmic close-up, sculptural poses) with performative arts (stage and screen acting, declamation, singing, orchestral or other music). It emerged first in the 18th century when Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote and composed his “scène lyrique” Pygmalion, a formally innovative and experimental adaptation of the story from Ovid’s...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/216700
Book Title: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature
DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190201098.013.1075

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