The Rise of Melodrama: Crash Course Theater #28

Lights, camera, action! Drama scholars will enjoy the entertaining video clip that details the history behind melodrama. The video uses a variety of techniques such as humor, discussion, images, and story boards to express important concepts about how melodrama influences theater. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Develop a graphic organizer for students to complete during the video
  • Assign scholars to watch individually or in small groups so they can pause the video when needed
Classroom Considerations

  • Displays vocabulary/words on screen; watchers need a clear view
Pros

  • Uses humor to keep pupil attention
  • Includes many images and pictures as examples
Cons

  • None