Victorian drama

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Victorian drama, Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, 1° guerra mondiale, rivolutione russa (1 pagine formato doc)

Victorian Drama In the Victorian period were written few works but the ideas during to the twentieth century.
Some writers of the twentieth century can be call Victorian dramatists. The more popular forms were the melodrama and the morality plays. In the melodrama good always wins on the evil, the characters are stereotyped and everything is schematic. An innovation of the Victorian period was the Victorian playhouse. The space of the Playhouse allowed a more realistic representation and the changes of scene. The most important writers of this period are Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, first with a social comedies, second for the reality of work and the criticism of Victorian values. George Bernard Shaw was influenced by Ibsen in which he saw a new face of theatre, an instrument for social and political change.
Another characteristic of Shaw is the realistic description of the lower classes. In her lives he write novel, but after failure he dedicated himself to music and dramatic criticism. In her lives supported a women movement...