Theatre and Society Teacher Resources
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Race Melodrama and Minstrel Shows: Crash Course Theater #30
14 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewDoes theater really influence society? In the nineteenth century, drama displays that depicted the treatment of different races actually contributed to the spread of racism. Scholars view images from such plays to gain a better...
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 Importance of Being Earnest: Study Guide
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Historically, members of the upper class provide plenty of fodder for comedic writers. Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is no exception, and a study guide for the classic play discusses some of the Victorian social issues he...
Sophocles' Antigone: Ancient Greek Theatre, Live from Antiquity
10th - Higher Ed
Students analyze Antigone and its universal issues as well as explore ancient Greece. In this Antigone and Ancient Greece instructional activity, students read and complete activities for Sophocles' Antigone. Students reconstruct the...