Why So Angry, German Theater? Crash Course Theater #27

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Believe it or not, German theater did not become established until years after theater in other European countries. A video describes the history of German theater starting in the late seventeenth century. After a discussion, viewers learn about general characteristics of drama in the country, as well as popular plays that came from Germany.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Read a play by a German playwright such as Goethe or Brecht
  • Look at the history of Germany before the seventeenth century and discuss how it may have stifled the theater
Classroom Considerations
  • References some mature topics, such as drinking and child murder
  • The narrator is humorous, sarcastic
  • The thought bubble provides an animated summary of Faust 
  • Lacks textual elements to make it easy for struggling learners to follow