Melinda and Her Sisters: Reconsidering a Suffrage Operetta as Pageantry

Winter, Kendall.

Abstract: This thesis claims that the sui generis classification of Belmont and Maxwell's Melinda and Her Sisters as a suffrage operetta is to blame for the lack of extant scholarship on the work. In its place, I offer the analytical framework of pageantry. Relying on contemporaneous press and practical guides and recent histories of each genre, I reconstruct the commercial and critical atmosphere... read more

Tufts University. Department of Music.
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