Melodrama Adaptation

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I have been a performer for all of my life. The crazy world of performing has been me out in this even crazier world called Earth. If it was either dancing, singing, acting, or just telling a story, I was always interested. Don’t believe me? Just ask anyone who I’ve talked to in the past fifteen years of my life. One thing I’m truly grateful to see in this new industry of acting is the family aspect. It’s not crazy anymore to be an actor. It isn’t unimaginable to pursue performing as an actual profession. And you have people who enjoy the same thing as you do. Now, you can find other actors, or singers and dancers to connect with. It’s very amazing, how far the community of acting has shaped itself. But when you take it back to where you started,…show more content…
The actor has thought about the different methods when portraying a character. Methods like the Sanford Meisner or the Stella Adler method give the performer tips on how he could bring a person to life. (A theatre) The style of acting that was used in this period of time was called melodrama. Melodrama is a style of performing that uses heavily dramatic ideas, exaggerated characters situations to appeal to the audience. This style became popular because it was different from the tender plays in the 18th century. Unfortunately, the plays were very stereotypical. They included the damsel in distress, the powerful villain, and the strong hero that comes to save the day. The formula for melodrama went as follows: the good always won against the bad, there was always a happy ending and there always nothing bad about the heroes. Edward Fitzball was a popular and successful melodramatic playwright whose career lasted for twenty-five years. Some of his accomplishments included writing and also reading for prominent theatres Covent Garden and Drury Lane. He also penned plays such as The Innkeeper of Abbeville or also known as The Ostler, and the Robber, The Flying Dutchman or the Phantom

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