"Poems in shoe craft, tragedies in ankles and melodramas in legs," he announced.
In 1850 they had been content with melodramas, vulgar farces, and Hippodramas.
Just like a bit taken out of one of the old Adelphi melodramas.
Perfect heroes are the monsters of melodramas, and have no place in dramatic art.
What would the great orator have said had he been present at our melodramas?
The melodramas of the British people had for their favourite topic the odious cruelty of Russian tyranny.
But most theatre-goers know by this time that melodramas are not made up of the events of ordinary life.
As a whole, the stage was given over to translations of sensational French melodramas and to patriotic tragedies.
Mozart has written the two melodramas of love—the one a melo-tragedy, the other a melo-comedy.
The "best" Oakdale people did not often see the melodramas that appeared from time to time at the small opera house.