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Development of English Drama
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
From mystery plays to Shakespeare! Progress chronologically through the evolution of English drama, which began as a way for English clergymen in the eleventh century to illustrate biblical stories to the mass of illiterate commoners....
Thespis, Athens, and The Origins of Greek Drama: Crash Course Theater #2
10 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Unless you're singing about a lonely goatherd in the Sound of Music, goats have little to do with theater, and yet the word tragedy comes from the Greek words for goat and song. A video about Greek drama, the second video in the Crash...
Where Did Theater Go? Crash Course Theater #18
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Oh, the drama! According to Plato, poetry is a false representation of reality and, to him, poetry included drama. The Puritans also despised theater, a topic the informational video explores. The narrator describes the controversial...
Pee Jokes, the Italian Renaissance, Commedia Dell'Arte: Crash Course Theater #12
11 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWelcome to the Renaissance, known as one of the most vibrant periods in the world of theater. An informational video provides a thorough overview of the period, noting key changes that took place on the stage. After a lengthy discussion...
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...
North America Gets a Theater...Riot: Crash Course Theater #29
13 mins 9th - 12th
Welcome to America! A very entertaining video teaches pupils the history of drama and how it made its way to America. It discusses those that were not pleased with the appearance of theater in the New World and even tells the tale of a...
"War of the Worlds": A Broadcast Re-Creation
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Why did Orson Welles' 1938 Broadcast of a adaptation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds cause such a panic? To answer this question, class members listen to the original broadcast and research the panic that resulted. They then engage...
Pre-Columbian Theater, Spanish Empire, and Sor Juana: Crash Course Theater #22
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The Aztecs turned the act of making sacrifices into a theatrical production. These native religious practices introduce a video on Pre-Columbian theater. By watching the video, viewers discover the connection between theater and the...
Dream Big...With Your Eyes Wide Open
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
For many people, Barack Obama's presidency was the next step in Martin Luther King, Jr's dream of America's future. Explore the dreams of Americans past and present, as well as the young Americans in your class, with a set of activities...