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n.1.One who acts in, or writes, melodramas.
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He described Mendoza as "an oldschool melodramatist with an acute sensitivity to the pulse of the moment" and lead star Nora Aunor as "one of the Philippines' most admired actresses.
I see him as a prose-poet melodramatist of gnostic bent, one whose quality trumps any quantitative considerations.
The understated shapes he threw showed even this arch melodramatist knows sometimes less is more.
While Douglas Jerrold is one of the chief dramatists of the genre, Dionysius Lardner Boucicault (1820-1890) is the melodramatist we remember and honor.
Cuvelier de Trie wrote more than two dozen productions, making him something of a rival to the much better known melodramatist R.
44) Jacques Barzun, "Henry James, Melodramatist," 1943, in The Question of Henry James, ed.
Far from being the colourless bureaucratic mediocrity disdained by Trotsky, the real Stalin was an energetic and vainglorious melodramatist who was exceptional in every way.
His reflections on the huge popularity of Bierstadt and Harte in the 1860s and 1870s include discussion of each as a melodramatist, an important emphasis that it would have been interesting to see developed, informed by recent accounts of gender in melodrama, in the later analysis of 1950s Westerns, many of which reward examination in such terms.