Hall Caine and the Melodrama on page, stage and screen

Hammond, Mary (2004). Hall Caine and the Melodrama on page, stage and screen. Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, 31(1) pp. 39–57.

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Abstract

The Victorian novelist Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine became a household name during a spectacular career that spanned more than forty years. But despite a wealth of critical interest in nineteenth-century popular fiction by both literary and theater historians, there have been surprisingly few attempts to reassess Caine's novels, and even fewer which revisit his popular dramas. Hammond discusses the importance of Caine's many dramatic interpretations, using his work to map out some neglected areas of cross-reference between literature, theatre, and film which might open up new avenues of enquiry.

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