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The Resource Melodramatic tactics : theatricalized dissent in the English marketplace, 1800-1885, Elaine Hadley

Melodramatic tactics : theatricalized dissent in the English marketplace, 1800-1885, Elaine Hadley

Label
Melodramatic tactics : theatricalized dissent in the English marketplace, 1800-1885
Title
Melodramatic tactics
Title remainder
theatricalized dissent in the English marketplace, 1800-1885
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Hadley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This pathbreaking work analyzes melodrama as not merely a theatrical genre but as a behavioral paradigm of the nineteenth century, manifest in the theater, in literature, and in society. With its familial narratives, depictions of bodily torture, scenes of criminal conduct, expressions of highly charged emotion, and simple themes of good and evil, the melodramatic mode reaffirmed the familial, hierarchical, and public grounds for ethical behavior and identity that characterized eighteenth-century models of social exchange and organization. In these enactments, Radicals and Tories, paupers and newsmen, ladies and prostitutes, and men of letters responded to the effects of a consolidating market culture, especially the emergence of bureaucratic procedures of rationalization, classification, and professionalization
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hadley, Elaine
Illustrations
illustrations
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English drama
  • Melodrama, English
  • English literature
  • Literature and society
  • Theater and society
  • Social problems in literature
Label
Melodramatic tactics : theatricalized dissent in the English marketplace, 1800-1885, Elaine Hadley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Magyars and Michaels: Unromantic Melodrama -- 2. The Old Price Wars: Melodramatizing the Public Sphere in Early-Nineteenth-Century England -- 3. Storming the "Bastile": Oliver Twist and Melodramatic Resistance to the New Poor Law of 1834 -- 4. The Queen's English: Melodramatic Rhetoric in Victoria's England -- 5. Blows into Whispers: The Melodramatic Mode and Intellectual Culture in the 1870's and 1880's -- Epilogue: The Curtain Falls: Melodrama's Villains
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 303 p
Isbn
9780804724036
Lccn
94042454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Label
Melodramatic tactics : theatricalized dissent in the English marketplace, 1800-1885, Elaine Hadley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Magyars and Michaels: Unromantic Melodrama -- 2. The Old Price Wars: Melodramatizing the Public Sphere in Early-Nineteenth-Century England -- 3. Storming the "Bastile": Oliver Twist and Melodramatic Resistance to the New Poor Law of 1834 -- 4. The Queen's English: Melodramatic Rhetoric in Victoria's England -- 5. Blows into Whispers: The Melodramatic Mode and Intellectual Culture in the 1870's and 1880's -- Epilogue: The Curtain Falls: Melodrama's Villains
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 303 p
Isbn
9780804724036
Lccn
94042454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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