The Spanish Golden Age: Crash Course Theater #19

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Heads up! In the Golden Age, women threw cucumbers at other audience members. This detail is just one of many fun facts a video about Spanish theater during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries covers. Other information the resource uncovers includes names of key playwrights and summaries of well-known plays during the time period.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Compare theater during the Spanish Renaissance to theater during the same time in the Italian Renaissance
Classroom Considerations

  • Video is part of a larger series that covers the history of theater from early times to the modern age
  • Pause the video frequently to permit viewers to ask questions and clarify understanding
Pros

  • Makes reference to TV shows of popular culture, such as The Bachelor
  • Combines a discussion of history with content of popular plays
Cons

  • Narrator talks really fast, making the information difficult to follow
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