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

Mitchell, Katharine and Hipkins, Danielle (2017) 'Le traviate: suffering heroines and the Italian state between the 19th and 21st centuries'. In: Prostitution and Sex Work in Global Visual Media. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, Basingstoke, pp. 195-217. ISBN 9783319646077

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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).