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Pixerecourt: Four Melodramas

This volume contains four of Pixerecourt's most important melodramas: "The Ruins of Babylon, or Jafar and Zaida"; "The Dog of Montargis, or The Forest of Bondy;"Christopher Columbus, or the Discovery of the New World"; and "Alice, or The Scottish Gravediggers." Also included is Charles Nodier 's introduction to the 1843 Collected Edition of Pixerecourt's plays and two theoretical essays by the playwright, "Melodrama," and "Final Reflections on Melodrama."
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Lucille Lortel Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, City University of New York; Executive Director, Martin E. Segal Theatre Center; editor, Slavic and East European Performance; editor, Routledge Harwood Polish and East European Theatre Archive; author of Witkacy, Guillotine: Its Legend and Lore, Theatre/Theory/Theatre, and translations of Polish and Russian drama.

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