In this section you’ll find different types of media, such as podcasts, video productions, interviews, and other various audio and video formats that are related to melodrama.
Sharon Weltman organized two melodrama panels for the Venice NCTF (19th C Theatre and Film) and Rome INCS (Interdisciplinary 19th C Studies). Both NCTF and INCS have been instrumental in fostering conversations about melodrama. You can see a program for the most recent conference here! For those interested in these organizations you can visit the websites:
The Film Society at Lincoln Center in New York City hosted a movie festival in January 2018. They’ve uploaded a brochure of the 60 films with descriptions of each that may be of interest to our users. You can visit a copy of the brochure here!
Some recent videos and podcasts relating to early French and English melodrama from the ‘French Theatre of the Napoleonic Era’ research team at the University of Warwick.
‘The Melodramatic Moment: Researching Early French and English Melodrama through Performance’, online documentary by Katherine Astbury, Katherine Hambridge & Jonathan Hicks (autumn 2017) available to view at: https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/modernlanguages/research/french/currentprojects/napoleonictheatre/performingmelodrama/
Theatre History Podcast no. 43 ‘Being Melodramatic’, http://howlround.com/theatre-history-podcast-43-episode-43-being-melodramatic-with-the-staging-napoleonic-theatre-project August 2017 (with Diane Tisdall and Sarah Burdett)
The dress rehearsal of the performance of French prisoner-of-war melodrama Roseliska (1810) can be viewed at
Recreating Portchester’s French prisoner-of-war theatre: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/portchester-castle/history-and-stories/prisoners-theatre/ (direct youtube link to video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2uL-h4svVg