About Musical Theatre

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A reading comprehension worksheet traces the history of musical theatre. It starts with ancient Greece choruses and continues through the ballad and comic operas of the Renaissance, the operettas of Britain, France, and Germany, the follies or revues of musical comedies, the Golden Age of musical theatre in the 1940s, and the productions of the 21st century.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a reading comprehension check or to introduce students to musical theatre
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource includes two reading passages: one about the history of musical theatre and one that explains the differences between musical theatre and other forms of theatre
  • While most of the answers to the questions can be found in the reading passages, some questions require learners to do do online research to find answers
  • Requires color copies of the worksheets
  • 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

  • Includes references to musicals based on books as well as on familiar movies 

  • An answer key is not included
Common Core