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

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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 of a short video learn that the popularity of these modern plays arose because audience members felt like the plays modeled real life.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign scholars to research a play or playwright mentioned in the video
Classroom Considerations
  • 34th video in the Crash Course Theater and Drama playlist
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Includes a look into the life of Chekhov
  • Shows a brief animated version of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard 
Cons
  • None
Common Core