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Compared with the melodrama of many Masters, Matsuyama’s 1-over-par 73 on Sunday, during which he often had a five-shot lead, might seem an entertaining but not hair-raising Masters finale.
HIDEKI MATSUYAMA’S DRAINING, PRESSURE-PACKED WIN MAKES THIS MASTERS MEMORABLETHOMAS M. BOSWELLAPRIL 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Occasionally, and perhaps in an effort to avoid melodrama, the story feints away from emotional climaxes by leaping great expanses of time, which deflates some of the novel’s tension.
EMAN QUOTAH’S ENGROSSING DEBUT, ‘BRIDE OF THE SEA,’ OFFERS AMERICANS A NUANCED VIEW OF THE SAUDI KINGDOMKEIJA PARSSINENFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
This observation influenced the unsentimental tone that The Milkmaid adopts, which is at odds with the melodrama often favored by Nollywood filmmakers.
THE POTENTIAL OSCAR FILM THAT’S TOO HOT FOR THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENTDANIEL MALLOYDECEMBER 16, 2020OZY
David has been reading “Saga,” a series he described as a “weird alien fantasy melodrama” with a “kind of progressive story.”
DATE LAB UPDATE: NEITHER HAD PLANNED TO GO ON THEIR SETUP. TODAY, THEY’RE BOTH STILL PLAYING IT BY EAR.MAUREEN O'CONNORDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The original Carrie, how it weaves together melodrama and camp.
JUSTIN SIMIEN TALKS ‘BAD HAIR,’ FOLLOWING HIS GENRE OBSESSIONS, AND GETTING ‘FREE AS HELL’ IN ’80S HORROR SATIREISAAC FELDBERGOCTOBER 22, 2020FORTUNE
Beneath this melodrama, the circumstances are recounted at great length, and some halting verses conclude the mournful narration.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
The play may be pure comedy, comedy-drama, tragedyeven farceor melodrama.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
Then it is sung softly like the farmhand quartettes do in the rural melodrama outside the old homestead in harvest time.
THE REAL LATIN QUARTERF. BERKELEY SMITH
Valmond was alive to it all, almost too alive, for at first the flamboyancy of his spirit touched him off with melodrama.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
The kaimakam had a taste for melodrama, and had the prisoners brought before him immediately.
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM

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