'Le traviate: suffering heroines and the Italian state between the 19th and 21st centuries'

Katharine Mitchell, Danielle Hipkins

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Abstract

In this chapter we consider the relationship between what was considered the most successful operatic melodrama in the newly emer ging nation state of nineteenth - century Italy, Verdi’s La traviata , first performed in 1853, and a 2012 film addressing the theme of the suffering female and the doomed romantic relationship in the context of prostitution , Un giorno speciale (Francesca Comencini).
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProstitution and Sex Work in Global Visual Media
Subtitle of host publicationNew Takes on Fallen Women
EditorsDanielle Hipkins, Kate Taylor
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
Pages195-217
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2017

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Italy
Heroine
Prostitution
Melodrama
Romantic Relationships
21st Century
Nation-state

Keywords

  • prostitution
  • sex work
  • women
  • Italy

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Mitchell, K., & Hipkins, D. (2017). 'Le traviate: suffering heroines and the Italian state between the 19th and 21st centuries'. In D. Hipkins, & K. Taylor (Eds.), Prostitution and Sex Work in Global Visual Media: New Takes on Fallen Women (pp. 195-217). Basingstoke.
Mitchell, Katharine ; Hipkins, Danielle. / 'Le traviate: suffering heroines and the Italian state between the 19th and 21st centuries'. Prostitution and Sex Work in Global Visual Media: New Takes on Fallen Women. editor / Danielle Hipkins ; Kate Taylor. Basingstoke, 2017. pp. 195-217
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Prostitution and Sex Work in Global Visual Media: New Takes on Fallen Women. ed. / Danielle Hipkins; Kate Taylor. Basingstoke, 2017. p. 195-217.

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