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215 resources with the concept dramatic plays

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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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Chekhov and the Moscow Art Theatre: Crash Course Theater #34

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Were they worth the wait? Naturalistic Russian plays were hidden for years due to government censors who only wanted to display melodrama. In 1898, a private theater opened and began showing plays not approved by the government. Viewers...
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Symbolism, Realism, and a Nordic Playwright Grudge Match: Crash Course Theater #33

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Two European playwrights of the nineteenth century shared a love of theater—but also happened to be enemies. Viewers learn of the differences between Henrik Isben of Norway and August Strindberg of Sweden and how their rivalry changed...
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Realism Gets Even More Real: Crash Course Theater #32

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Just how real is realism? It seems that the Theater Duke, as the video discusses, felt every realistic detail mattered. Scholars learn about the use of realism in plays and the importance of realistic details in props, costumes, and more.
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Race Melodrama and Minstrel Shows: Crash Course Theater #30

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does 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...
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The Horrors of the Grand Guignol: Crash Course Theater #35

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Fight or flight? Could a play be so scary that it makes the audience want to run from the theater? Andre de Lorde actually had the dream of writing such a play. Scholars learn of him and other French playwrights that focused on the...
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Why Should You Read Shakespeare's "The Tempest"?

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Why should you read a story about a magician, his daughter, a slave, a monster, a sprite, a witch, and a prince? Find out what William Shakespeare's The Tempest all about and why it is still a worthy read, despite being written over 400...
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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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Why Is Aristophanes Called "The Father of Comedy"?

For Students Higher Ed
Set your class racing to find copies of Aristophanes’s plays with an engaging introduction. A well-designed video helps college-level viewers who are gaining an understanding of ancient Greek history learn that the social commentary in...
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A study guide for the stage adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens introduces readers to the characters for the first time. A table of contents lays out the features of the guide, which includes information on the historical...
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Japan, Kabuki, and Bunraku: Crash Course Theater #23

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Kabuki 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...
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Pee Jokes, the Italian Renaissance, Commedia Dell'Arte: Crash Course Theater #12

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Welcome 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...
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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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Teaching the Song

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Considering a workshop on or a complete course in musical theatre? Musical theatre performers must be triple threats. They must be actors, singers, and dancers. Check out an article, designed for instructors, packed with suggestions for...
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Macbeth: Staging It

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When Macbeth sees a vision of a dagger floating in midair, is he afraid, confident, or excited? Using an interactive online resource, scholars get their say! Pupils direct their own scene from Act 2, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's Macbeth....
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Fact Sheet: Indoor Theatres

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Pull up a cushion, grab an apple or some nuts, light a candle, and get ready to explore indoor theatres from Elizabethan England. Readers use a handout to distinguish between indoor and outdoor theatres and the types of actors who...
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Fact Sheet: Costumes and Cosmetics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Theatre producers in Shakespeare's time didn't have the special effects that are common today, so they had to get creative. Using the handout, pupils explore the topic of costume design. Additionally, readers learn about the stage makeup...
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Fact Sheet: Writing Plays

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who were some of the popular playwrights of Elizabethan England? Using the provided fact sheets, scholars research playwrights, explore three different types of plays, and learn about censorship in Elizabethan England. 
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Fact Sheet: Playhouses

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Laborers used common materials to build London's first performance venues, including sticks, plaster, and ... hair? Using an informational handout, scholars learn about the construction of different types of playhouses where actors...
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Fact Sheet: The First Globe

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Where did actors perform plays during Shakespeare's era? Using the handout, pupils learn about London's historical Globe Theatre and discover which of Shakespeare's plays actors performed there. Scholars also explore the cause of the...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Staging It

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Lights, camera, action! Using the interactive module, scholars become stage directors and produce their own Shakespeare scenes. Pupils choose from a range of video clips to create their own twist on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's...
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Fact Sheet: Actors

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Back in Shakespeare's time, the public considered actors unruly, unlike the prestige they enjoy today. An informative handout outlines more about the acting profession in London during the Elizabethan era. Pupils discover how actors...
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Fact Sheet: Audiences

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In Shakespeare's time, people could attend a play at the local theatre for as little as one penny. Using an informative handout, scholars learn about the typical London audience member during the 1600s. Readers explore how theatre...