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).
|Title of host publication||Prostitution and Sex Work in Global Visual Media|
|Subtitle of host publication||New Takes on Fallen Women|
|Editors||Danielle Hipkins, Kate Taylor|
|Place of Publication||Basingstoke|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Dec 2017|
- sex work
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.