Rose blossom speaks: Reflections of playing a heroine in the old-fashioned Western Melodrama Deadwood dick

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This autoethnographic essay explores the representation of one of the heroines in the old-fashioned western melodrama Deadwood Dick. Through an examination of the author's experience performing the role of one of the heroines in a local community theatre production, this essay reflects on the way heroines are portrayed in western melodramas. It is observed that the audience plays a major role in the interpretation of the performance, thus allowing for the western melodrama to evolve and adapt to the twenty-first century.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)506-508
Number of pages3
JournalCultural Studies - Critical Methodologies
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

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  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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