Melodrama Techniques

Technique: a practical method or art applied to some particular task.
And yes melodrama is an art form.
Today we are going to venture across this classroom and get my freaky minions to show the real life of Melodrama techniques.
Exibit A: Stock characters

Stock characters are stereotypes. They are parodies that rely on cultural types or names which are generated from their manner of speech, posture, status and other characteristics.
hero – strong yet dimwitted, masculine yet proud as well the love of his life the you guessed it the heroine- beautiful yet weak, child like and dainty
Along with the evil and sneaky, smart yet arrogant villain
At all the sides of these three characters are there sidekicks the hero’s sidekick needy and smart, the heroine- trustworthy and jealous, the villain- dumb but   you never know when they might come up with a smart idea.
All these creatures complement each other, believe or not, and provide humor…
They use big voices and actions so the audience could easily understand and relate to the plays. They usually held these positions here for about 3 seconds or more so at a first glance the audience would know who they were.

Exhibit B: The three P’s

The plays were broken into three acts act 1, 2 and 3
Act one establishes a strong antagonism.
Act two contains predictable plot, the hero and villain fighting over the heroine
And act three set all the wrong back into rights, the villain is punished and the hero is rewarded

Exhibit C: Asides, Tableau
According to Google: asides are a- dramatic device in which a character speaks to the audience without knowledge of the characters onstage. So pretty much the character just pops out of the scene and says what’s on his mind giving us clues into what is happening or foreshadows what is about to happen. Minons (clap clap) please examine