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Melodrammaticità risorgimentali (Risorgimento melodramas)
Journal Title:  PASSATO E PRESENTE
Author/s: Simonetta Soldani
Year: 2017 Issue: 100 language: Italian Pages: 11 Pg. 181-191 FullText PDF: 701 KB
DOI: 10.3280/PASS2017-100011
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Is an extended review of an important book published by Carlotta Sorba. This book underlines the role of melodrama - a form of popular theatre which emerged during the latter part of the 18th century in London and Paris - in the construction and diffusion of a ‘national discourse’. During the Restoration the emotional and narrative structures of melodrama spread throughout Italy. This process also involved other cultural forms: painting, history, fiction, all of which profoundly shaped the language and the imaginary of national-patriotic politics. The genre, which was accessible to large sectors of the urban population, took on a central role in the years from 1846-1849, a period notable for its ‘theatrical’ and ‘melodramatic’ characteristics.

Keywords: Melodrama, Emotional Codes, Risorgimento, Carlotta Sorba


    Simonetta Soldani, Melodrammaticità risorgimentali in "PASSATO E PRESENTE" 100/2017, pp. 181-191, DOI:10.3280/PASS2017-100011

         


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