English Theater After Shakespeare: Crash Course Theater #17

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Shakespeare may have been one of the greatest playwrights of all time, but many masterful dramatists came after him. An interesting video describes English theater after the Bard, particularly focusing on the works of Ben Jonson and Caroline and Jacobean tragedies.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Compare and contrast the comedies of Ben Jonson's comedies with Shakespeare's
  • Create a timeline to show where the different periods fall within larger periods of history
Classroom Considerations

  • Other titles in the playlist appear to the right of the video
  • Discusses many gory details found within the plays of the period
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  • Pause the video frequently to check for understanding and respond to viewers questions

  • Makes connections to the previous lesson to help develop understanding of the broader timeline
  • Jokes and humorous elements make the information engaging 

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