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Radical History Review (2000) 2000 (78): 57–84.
Published: 01 October 2000
...Rohan McWilliam Copyright ©2000 MARHO: The Radical Historian's Organization, Inc. 2000 Melodrama and the Historians Rohan McWilliam All the world is not, of course, a stage, but the crucial ways in which it isn’t...
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Radical History Review (2006) 2006 (94): 240–248.
Published: 01 January 2006
... disability (2 – 3). These extremes of feeling are the raw material of melodrama and, as Stod- dard Holmes ably argues, since the middle decades of the nineteenth century and into the present day, melodrama has provided some of the most powerful language about disability available to Anglo...
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Radical History Review (2000) 2000 (78): 1–4.
Published: 01 October 2000
... ”Melodrama and the Histori- ans,” deals with an aspect of popular culture that has increasingly attracted historians’ attention during the 1980s and 1990s. Historians interested in melodrama argue that this medium provided a language, a set of themes and a moral compass through which nineteenth...
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Radical History Review (1989) 1989 (43): 23–43.
Published: 01 January 1989
..., how they circulated in society, and the material context in which they were articulated and con- tested. The major imaginative vehicle for the dissemination of the story of sexual danger in the nineteenth century was melodrama, the most popular literary and theatrical form...
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Radical History Review (1984) 1984 (31): 5–21.
Published: 01 December 1984
... works, while Cheuse with his pretensions to art fails dismally, collapsing into predictable melodrama as he pretends to eschew it. That Tax and DeMarco fall short of complete success is due neither to their experimentation in genre fiction nor to some aesthetic "error...
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Radical History Review (1999) 1999 (74): 197–206.
Published: 01 May 1999
...-and to present his analysis in a straightforward, uncompromising writing style that does full justice to the suspense and melodrama of its subject. Davis‘ thesis is both simple and stunningly novel: despite Southern California’s reputation as the land of sunshine with a climate of un- changing...
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Radical History Review (2006) 2006 (94): 84–110.
Published: 01 January 2006
... Lewis | Radical Wallflowers 93 cripples, / Sickness, pain, filth and death.”31 Such depictions were related to the pervasive use of the disabled figure in melodrama, which the critic Daniel Gerould judged to be the preferred dramatic genre of revolution.32 In melodrama, created during...
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Radical History Review (1978) 1978 (18): 136–141.
Published: 01 October 1978
... went wrong with the American Dream. However, as one watches these films one increasingly gets the feeling that images drawn from Warner’s thirties social melodramas are harnassed to the ideology of the fifties, and used to explain the malaise of the seventies. Perhaps the most revealing...
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Radical History Review (1998) 1998 (72): 122–162.
Published: 01 October 1998
... of where they are.6 Style can be read as an expression of desire, a making of claims, a form of cultural critique, especially because Francis Pattison’s theatrical performances beckon to be read within the specific genre of melodrama. A central mode of nineteenth century narrative, melodrama...
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Radical History Review (1998) 1998 (72): 123–162.
Published: 01 October 1998
... of where they are.6 Style can be read as an expression of desire, a making of claims, a form of cultural critique, especially because Francis Pattison’s theatrical performances beckon to be read within the specific genre of melodrama. A central mode of nineteenth century narrative, melodrama...
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Radical History Review (1988) 1988 (41): 3–6.
Published: 01 May 1988
... the paradigm of ideological domination, it was also proposed that there could be "progressive"or "subversive" texts. Ingenious critics discovered what they characterized as opposition- al practices in all sorts of genres, from seemingly conventional 1950s melodrama to television soap operas. Meanwhile...
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Radical History Review (2000) 2000 (77): 60–90.
Published: 01 May 2000
...- cializing in comedies, melodramas, and magic shows. For even greater excitement, Parisians also filed through the city morgue to satisfy their desire for ”real-life” theatre, and rushed to see the ”living newspaper” of tableaus exhibited at the Musee Grkvin (wax museum). Boulevard cafes overflowed...
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Radical History Review (1984) 1984 (28-30): 229–252.
Published: 01 May 1984
... Firsf Comics, for example, was funded by a grant Church Wdd Service gave to the Institute for Food and Development Policy. Progressive melodramas could be a welcome improvement over the melodramas we’re getting now. As long as progressive comics are so small-budget, though...
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Radical History Review (1984) 1984 (31): 22–31.
Published: 01 December 1984
... is applied to the rest of the saga, where the plot revolves around central characters' con- nections to popular revolt, moral drama gives way to historical melodrama. Fast's failure to provide more than a cursory examination of the power relations engen- dering these revolts...
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Radical History Review (1993) 1993 (57): 263–267.
Published: 01 October 1993
... and subsequent music hall celebrity. Through these episodes, Walkowitz examines the his tori- cal uses of melodrama in constructing a language of female vic- timiza tion and male violence. She also uses this framework to help contextualize the infamous cause ckl8bre of this period, Jack the Ripper...
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Radical History Review (1978) 1978 (18): 131–135.
Published: 01 October 1978
... life in late nineteenth century New York City as "accurately" as possible. No sweeping melodrama, this mosaic of details and vignettes is designed to evoke the social tensions of the industrializing American city. The writers and producers choose a treacherous task, being compelled...
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Radical History Review (1987) 1987 (39): 156–160.
Published: 01 October 1987
... of other political contexts. "This is not a warning to Americans about the big bad Soviets," Donald Wrye, the program's writer-director- producer declared, "but a warning about ourselves. Indeed, one question hovered over every scene in the melodrama: how had the nation fallen to the point...
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Radical History Review (2004) 2004 (89): 36–48.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, University of Pittsburgh, 2001). 6. Rossana Reguillo, “Épica contra melodrama: Relatos de santos y demonios en el ‘anacronismo’ latinoamericano,” in Narraciones anacrónicas de la modernidad: Melodrama e...
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Radical History Review (1989) 1989 (44): 152–158.
Published: 01 May 1989
... to, patriarchal authority. Single women living outside families helped to create an urban youth culture of commercial leisure; ice cream parlors and oyster bars, dime museums, variety and melodrama shows, all provided meeting places for men and women independent of adult supervision and beyond...
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Radical History Review (2002) 2002 (83): 175–179.
Published: 01 May 2002
... basic cinematic grammar and vocabulary. Most students have never considered how a film is shot, edited, and scored, since plot usu- ally is to carry the average Hollywood melodrama. Nonetheless, they do need to have the tools to speak and write about film...