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The King’s Speech as melodrama
Nicola Rehling

as sensitive paternity, as a corrective to the traditional model of a repressed, non-emotional patriarch, such as that embodied by George V. 39 In this respect, the film adds to the common construction of the royal family as a typical bourgeois family that was initiated by Queen Victoria 40 and continues in current media representations, including the soap opera coverage of the Windsors as a dysfunctional

in The British monarchy on screen