20 Crazy Melodrama Resources

20 Crazy Melodrama Resources

Melodrama, derived from the Greek “melos” (music) and the French “drame” (drama), was a form of theatrical entertainment popular in Europe and America from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. While melodramatic plots were often romantic depictions of everyday life showcasing heightened emotions (stemming from earlier sentimental dramas), the staging of these was nothing short of spectacular. Characters were usually archetypal figures such as villains, victims and heroes.

Kabuki

Kabuki

Kabuki is a classical Japanese dance-drama. Kabuki theatre is known for the stylization of its drama and for the elaborate make-up worn by some of its performers. The individual kanji, from left to right, mean sing, dance, and skill. Kabuki is therefore sometimes translated as “the art of singing and dancing”. These are, however, ateji…

Research

Research

Atlantic Canada Theatre Site Research into Canadian theatre via playbills, historical newspaper items, performance calendars and texts. Records for Early English Drama Based at the University of Toronto, this project is a collection of categorised links into aspects of early English drama. University of North Texas The Theatre Library Association website promotes the collection, preservation…