Dr. Isabelle Frank: The Lamentation of Christ and the Melodramatic Imagination

Date: 27 March 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue:  Room 4.34, Run Run Shaw Tower

Melodrama, as famously defined by Peter Brooks, was a new secular genre that emerged after the French Revolution to fill the void left by the demise of religion and its moral framework. Melodrama’s originality lay in its creating a highly rhetorical, emotional presentation which moved the viewer to identify with the ‘good’ and to shun evil. Melodrama assumed the role previously held by religious in imparting clear moral lessons…. (please click on the image to read more)