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A Journey Across The Atlantic The History Of Melodrama In Western Landscape

Basuki, Ribut (2003) A Journey Across The Atlantic The History Of Melodrama In Western Landscape. k@ta, 5 (1). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1411-2639

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      Abstract

      Melodrama has long been considered as a genre with no artistic value by theatre/drama historians. It is there to cater the tastes of the lower class or the popular society; thus, it is not a genre worthy of literary scholars. Through New Historicism lens, however, such a consideration is given by people with elitist point of view. As it is discussed in the following paper, melodrama has a lot to offer. It has been a genre with a lot of values attached to it since it’s “birth” in France, its development in England, and maturation in the United States. Unlike the other genres, which are not free from values and biases, melodrama is more frank in delivering its messages.

      Item Type: Article
      Uncontrolled Keywords: melodrama, history, New Historicism, ideology, genre, values, biases
      Subjects: P Language and Literature
      Divisions: Faculty of Letter > English Department
      Depositing User: Admin
      Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2018 20:41
      Last Modified: 23 Oct 2019 16:43
      URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/18622

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