Melodrama and the Affective Arts of the Nineteenth Century

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Title: Melodrama and the Affective Arts of the Nineteenth Century
Authors: Daly, Nicholas
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6491
Date: 2011
Abstract: In this essay I want to consider some of the ways in which nineteenth-century art, drama, and literature emotionally engaged their audience through melodrama, an affective form that aimed at a physical response in the subject as much, or more, than a cerebral one. Effects were harnessed to produce affects: sometimes tears, sometimes suspense. I want to approach this topic through the melodramatic representation of the city.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Spartacus
Keywords: Mulready, Augustus Edward
Subject LCSH: Melodrama--History and criticism
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Hagen, M., Koppen, R. and Vibe Skagen, M. (eds.). The Human and Its Limits
Appears in Collections:English, Drama & Film Research Collection

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