Expressionist Theater: Crash Course Theater #38

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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 inspired the well-known Broadway musical, appears in the video.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Project images of several expressionist paintings and make a list of their shared characteristics
Classroom Considerations
  • Covers the period of time just after World War 1 
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  • Full of examples of plays from the period
  • Includes interdisciplinary connections, such as art and history
  • Feels somewhat slow and dry