The English Renaissance and NOT Shakespeare: Crash Course Theater #13

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Believe it or not, Shakespeare wasn't the only British playwright to rise to fame during the Renaissance. Writers other than the Bard make up the content of a video about British theater during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The discussion provides an overview of common elements of drama popular at the time, as well as brief summaries of a few key plays.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Share a slideshow presentation about the Renaissance to provide more information on the time period
  • Discuss the styles of theaters found in England and have groups create drawings or models to illustrate what they learned
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of a larger series on the history of theater that presents videos in chronological order
  • 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
  • Uses humor to help make the information more interesting to learners
  • Brings in images and animation to enhance the content

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