Modern Theater Teacher Resources
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Japan, Kabuki, and Bunraku: Crash Course Theater #23
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewKabuki and Bunraku may sound like new age exercise routines, but they're actually types of Japanese theater. An informational video describes the history of theater in Japan during the nineteenth century. The resource includes a...
Moliere - Man of Satire and Many Burials: Crash Course Theater #21
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Until the reign of Louis XIII, French society did not view acting as an honorable profession. A video describes French theater during the time of popular playwright Moliere. Viewers enjoy an excerpt of the play Tartuffe and learn the...
The Battle of the Greek Tragedies
5 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Introduce the origins of theater and dramatic roles with this highly entertaining, animated video. It illustrates the evolution of the stage from the shrinking of the chorus in dramas during the fifth century BCE in Ancient Greece, as...
Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus: Study Guide
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewContrary to popular belief, the monster's name was most likely Adam, not Frankenstein. A study guide for Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus introduces theater-goers to a dramatic version of the classic Gothic romance. Learners discuss...
All the Globe’s a Stage: Shakespeare’s Theatre
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
“All the world’s a stage,” exclaims Jaques in As You Like It, but it is the structure of the Globe stage and how that structure influenced Shakespeare’s plays that is the focus of an on-line research project. Class members visit a series...
Will the Real Abraham Lincoln Please Stand Up?
1st - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Engage young historians in learning about America's sixteenth president with this fun Reader's Theater script. The second play in this series puts a modern spin on learning about history, involving a game show where three contestants try...
West Side Story: Teacher Resource Guide
8th - 12th CCSS: Designed
West Side Story is widely known as a modern-day Romeo & Juliet. Learners read a list of characters from the play and list their counterparts from Romeo & Juliet before completing a vocabulary enrichment activity and word jumble....
Modern Minstrelsy: Exploring Racist Stereotypes in Literature and Life
11th - 12th
Satires may be designed to expose a bias to ridicule but if misunderstood can they reinforce that bias? Langston Hughes poem, “Minstrel Man” opens a discussion of racist stereotypes, the minstrel tradition, and the musical, “The...
London 2: A Penny for the Yard
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Shakespeare's Globe stands out as one of the greatest theaters in history. A video and tasks from the compares the original performance space to its current recreation in London. Activities focus on key vocabulary words related to the...