Melodrama facts for kids
A melodrama is often a play with very simple characters: a villain, hero, heroine, policeman, damsel in distress and an elderly person (which usually ends happily). Melodramas were popular in the Victorian era on the stage and in novels. In the 20th century the term came to mean bad, crude art, lacking thought. It is rarely applied to the inclusion of music.
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Mélodrame painted by Honoré Daumier between 1856 and 1860, depicting a typical Parisian scene as was the case on Boulevard du Temple.
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