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215 resources with the concept dramatic plays

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Macbeth

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why do characters do what they do? Scholars use the resource to explore character motivation in Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth. Additionally, they discover pictures, interviews, and videos from the Deutsche Bank production of the play. 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do most people resemble Titania, the fairy queen; Puck, the mischief-maker; or someone else? Pupils take a fun quiz to find out which character they are most like from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. They also explore a weekly...
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Othello

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Emilia mocks Bianca, who is in a relationship with Cassio, who attacks Montano. Using the resource, learners explore profiles of the characters from Shakespeare's Othello. They also read a scene-by-scene synopsis and follow a weekly blog...
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Much Ado About Nothing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Love, deception, witty bante—that's much ado about a lot!  As learners navigate the resource, they view an interactive character map and read character biographies from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Pupils also listen to...
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The Jungle Book: Educator Resource Guide

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
A variety of activities boost viewers' comprehension of Rudyard Kipling's classic The Jungle Book. Discussions, games, writing assignments, and hands-on activities are available for before and after watching the play.  
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Romeo and Juliet

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
An engaging video featuring William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is accompanied by six activities designed to reinforce vocabulary, story elements, and comprehension. Scholars match words to pictures, place events in sequential order,...
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William Shakespeare

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
After watching a three-minute video detailing the life of William Shakespeare, scholars take part in several activities designed to show what they know about the famous writer. Learners read a series of eight sentences and put them in...
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Into Africa and Wole Soyinka: Crash Course Theater #49

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
There are two distinct periods of African theater: BC (before colonialism) and AC (after colonialism). The 49th installment of the Crash Course Theater and Drama introduces viewers to African dance and theater traditions. However, they...
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Poor Unfortunate Theater: Crash Course Theater #48

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Sometimes it's impossible to keep up with the Joneses. Scholars watch video 48 in the Crash Course Theater and Drama series that describes poor theater, which takes out the typical lights, costume, and sets that rich theater includes....
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Tragoidia and Catharsis: A Retelling of Classical Tragedies

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What a tragedy! Scholars take a close look at Greek tragedy in the form of plays. After analyzing plays, learners think about a play that relates to their own personal anxiety and recreate or reinterpret a scene from that play.
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Much Ado About Nothing

For Students 3rd - 7th
An interactive introduces English learners to William Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing.  Pupils watch a short animated version of the play, match character names with images from the video, and put sentence strips in order.
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Hamlet

For Students 10th - 12th
Introduce language learners to William Shakespeare's Hamlet with an interactive that presents a short, animated version of key scenes from the tragedy. Also included is a game where pupils match the image of a character with their name,...
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Macbeth

For Students 3rd - 7th
Double the fun of studying Shakespeare with an interactive that introduces English learners to Macbeth. After watching a short, animated video that presents key elements of the plot, class members complete a worksheet identifying the...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

For Students 3rd - 7th
Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream takes center stage in an interactive designed for an audience of English learners. After watching a short animated version of the play, individuals read a printed version of the script, match the...
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The Birth of Off Broadway: Crash Course Theater #47

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Many Broadway shows, including Hamilton, got their start off the infamous street. Video 47 from the Crash Course Drama and Theater playlist focuses on the creation of Off-Broadway theater. Discussion centers around specific theaters and...
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Broadway, Seriously: Crash Course Theater #46

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Not all Broadway shows feature exciting kick lines and jaw-dropping ballads. The 46th video from the Crash Course Drama and Theater Playlist talks about the serious side of Broadway. Part of the video covers the work of Tennessee...
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Beckett, Ionesco, and the Theater of the Absurd: Crash Course Theater #45

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Life doesn't make sense, so theater shouldn't make sense either. A video about the theater of the absurd, the 45th installment of the Crash Course Drama and Theater series, discusses the unique movement in theater history. An overview of...
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Bertolt Brecht and Epic Theatre: Crash Course Theater #44

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A video, number 44 on the Crash Course Drama and Theater playlist, covers the work of Bertolt Brecht, who believed theater should be more than an escape from reality. Content covers a range of Brecht's styles and includes a summary of...
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Antonin Artaud and the Theatre of Cruelty: Crash Course Theater #43

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Despite spending many years in a sanatorium, Antonin Artaud became a well-known playwright. Video 43 from the Crash Course Drama and Theater playlist describes the life work of the French playwright with a focus on the theater of...
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Federal Theatre and Group Theatre: Crash Course Theater #42

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Method acting got its start in the 1930s. A video, the 42nd video in the Crash Course Theater and Drama playlist, describes the theater scene during the 1930s, including the introduction of method acting. Information on Waiting for...
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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...