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The Harlem Renaissance: Crash Course Theater #41

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Artists shattered stereotypes during the Harlem Renaissance. Video 41 on the Crash Course Drama and Theater playlist describes art and theater during the time period with a focus on Broadway plays and musicals written by...
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Little Theater and American Avant Garde: Crash Course Theater #40

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When it comes to quality theater, Americans were tardy to the party. A video on early American theater, number 40 on the Crash Course Drama and Theater playlist, shares information about plays during the early 20th century.  Discussions...
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Futurism and Constructivism: Crash Course Theater #39

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Politics and theater go hand-in-hand. The 39th video in the Crash Course Theater and Drama series introduces plays from the futurist and constructivist movements, including works from an Italian fascist. A summary of "The Storming of the...
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Expressionist Theater: Crash Course Theater #38

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Darkness. Murder. Emotion. These traits characterize expressionist theater. A video, number 38 on the Crash Course Drama and Theater playlist, discusses key themes and works from the period. An overview of Spring Awakening, which...
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Dada, Surrealism, and Symbolism: Crash Course Theater #37

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Video 37 in the Crash Course Drama and Theater playlist discusses surrealism, as well as symbolism and dadaism in the world of theater. Playwrights the narrator discusses include Maurice Maeterlinck, Paul Fort, Lugne Poe, and Andre...
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Synge, Wilde, Shaw, and the Irish Renaissance: Crash Course Theater #36

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Some of the greatest plays contain only one act. A video, the 36th in the Crash Course Theater and Drama playlist, provides an overview of playwrights connected to the Irish Renaissance, particularly J.M. Synge, who was known for his...
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An Educator’s Guide to the Works of John Green

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The novels of John Green cover the gamut of teenager emotions. A guide to his works provides classroom lesson plans for the novels Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, The Fault in Our Stars, and Paper Towns. Each lesson plan...
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West Side Story Education Packet

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
An education packet shares information about West Side Story, a re-telling of Romeo and Juliet and a tale of two loves. Information in the packet includes an overview of the plot, characters, and story behind the creation of the classic...
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Get Outside and Have a (Mystery) Play: Crash Course Theater #10

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In the Middle Ages, theater left the church of moved outside to a secular stage. An interesting video describes the transition from pulpit to public venue, discussing common plot lines and other aspects of medieval drama. Animated...
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Why Should You Read "Waiting for Godot"?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Sometimes life feels like a tragic comedy. A video about the play Waiting for Godot describes the play as a tragic comedy. Viewers see a summary of the famous drama and its history before answering multiple-choice and open-ended...
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The Importance of Being Earnest: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Les Misérables: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A writer has the responsibility to defend the less fortunate members of society. At least that was the view of Victor Hugo, author of Les Miserables. The novel is the subject of a study guide from Orlando Shakespeare Theater. Learners...
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Into The Woods: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Fans of musical theater may know the title tune of Into the Woods well, but do they know what the show is all about? A study guide provides information about the classic musical, including details about the characters and a summary of...
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Arms and the Man: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Few aspects of life make better fodder for a comedic play than politics. A study guide introduces George Bernard's Shaw comedy Arms and the Man. Along with summaries of each scene and brief biographies of the main characters, two lesson...
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Shakespeare in Love: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What word has two syllables and means a ray of moonlight? If young readers guessed moonbeam, they are correct! With the Shakespeare in Love study guide, participants test their guessing skills in an exciting game of Shakespeare Taboo...
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An Iconic Character | Little Women

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As Amy lament's Jo's decision to rid herself of her singular beauty, Marmee puts a hand to her mouth, awed by her daughter's generosity. Watch the pivotal scene from a Masterpiece production of Little Women, and lead a language arts...
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can science ever go too far? Learners explore this topic with the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde study guide. They read about the connection between scientific experimentation in fiction and real life and then compare a scene from the novella...
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The Great Gatsby: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Uncover the exciting world of the Roaring Twenties with The Great Gatsby study guide. Individuals become critics as they write a review of the production. Scholars also read historical information and analyze the differences between the...
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The Tempest 2: Greed, Wrath and Lust

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A magician strands a group of people on a deserted island and The Tempest begins. A video introduces English learners to Shakespeare's dramatic—and final—play. After listening to a summary of the plot and analysis of one of the main...
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Native Gardens: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A study guide for Native Gardens, a dramatic play, introduces theater lovers to a set of a neighbors and the problems they face. Discussion questions in the guide tackle themes of racism, ageism, and classism.
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Man of La Mancha: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's the end of the sixteenth century in the middle of the Spanish Inquisition when a group of prisoners decides to dramatize the story of Don Quixote. A study guide provides a summary and other important information about the play Man...
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In the Heights: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Before Hamilton, Lin Manuel-Miranda gained fame with In the Heights. A study guide prepares theater goers for a performance of the musical about a group of friends living in the New York City neighborhood of Washington Heights. Resources...
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Romanticism: Past and Present

For Teachers 10th Standards
With its focus on nature, individualism, imagination, and rejection of traditional authority, Romanticism has great appeal to young high schoolers. After examining classic paintings and poems as well as current works, class members...
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Shakespeare's Tragedies and an Acting Lesson: Crash Course Theater #15

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who doesn't love a play where most of the characters die? Such deaths are a defining characteristic of many of Shakespeare's tragedies, the topic of an informational video on the Bard and his works. Along with outlining the plot elements...