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Response to Review no. 576

The subject of the role of melodrama—which the reviewer somewhat misunderstands—is treated at some length in my monograph study, The Politics of Romantic Theatricality, 1787-1832: The Road to the Stage (Basingstoke, 2007). In short, because of the regulatory environment for writing drama in London, burletta—along with pantomime—were by the far the dominant genres for newContinue reading “Response to Review no. 576”