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At the Improv. SIX drama speaking activities for the EFL/ESL Classroom
4th - 12th
Improv for EFL/ESL? Indeed! The six improvisation exercises detailed in this resource are intended to provide fluency practice and boost the confidence of all levels of language learners but can be used in drama classes as well.
Thespis, Athens, and The Origins of Greek Drama: Crash Course Theater #2
10 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Unless you're singing about a lonely goatherd in the Sound of Music, goats have little to do with theater, and yet the word tragedy comes from the Greek words for goat and song. A video about Greek drama, the second video in the Crash...
The Death and Resurrection of Theater as...Liturgical Drama: Crash Course Theater #8
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
If it weren't for Catholicism, theater may not exist today. As the eighth video in the Crash Course Theater series explains, early Christians despised theater, but as the art began to die, it found a new life during Catholic mass. The...
Explain How Theme is Developed by Analyzing the Connection Between Dialogue and Action in a Drama
7 mins 11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Why does Hamlet put “on this confusion,/Grating so harshly all his days of quiet/With turbulent and dangerous lunacy?” A series of videos models for viewers how to use close reading strategies to determine the theme of a play. Focusing...
Development of English Drama
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
From mystery plays to Shakespeare! Progress chronologically through the evolution of English drama, which began as a way for English clergymen in the eleventh century to illustrate biblical stories to the mass of illiterate commoners....
From Ben’s Pen to Our Lives
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWhat would Ben do? Jumping off from the pseudonymous letters Ben Franklin fooled his older brother into publishing when he was still a teenager, young literary lovers dive into acting, writing, and addressing a local issue with wit and...
Dramatic and Theatrical Aspects in Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town”: A Common Core Exemplar
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
“So I’m going to have a copy of this play put in the cornerstone and the people a thousand years from now’ll know a few simple facts about us.” Our Town is used as the text in a Common Core exemplar that examines the dramatic and...