April 25, 2007

So all this tragedy and comedy stuff is all well and good, but it takes time to develop well rounded characters and the big boys in hollywood don’t like things that take time. They want to crank out Cinderella parts 2,3,4,5, and 6 and watch the money flow in.

So they brought us a little something called Melodrama. Usually we associate the word with overdramatic acting with lots of crying and life-threatening diseases and adultery and that kind of stuff. But there’s more to it than that. If you were gone, download the powerpoint and the worksheet. Keep in mind that while “melodrama” usually has negative connotations, it can be pretty cool too. Look at the top box office earners (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Shrek, Spiderman, etc.) and most of them are melodrama. You know you love it.

Melodrama worksheet

melodrama powerpoint.ppt


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