Pee Jokes, the Italian Renaissance, Commedia Dell'Arte: Crash Course Theater #12

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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 on the topic, the video ends with animations showing key character types found in Italian plays.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Compare Italian plays from the period with earlier Greek plays
  • Create a timeline to show how theater evolved up to this era
Classroom Considerations

  • As the title suggests, spends time discussing potentially crude content, such as jokes related to bodily functions
Pros

  • Brings humor into a discussion of a topic that sometimes appears boring
  • Shares information leading up to and after the period discussed to promote thorough understanding
Cons


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