Futurism and Constructivism: Crash Course Theater #39

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Politics and theater go hand-in-hand. The 39th video in the Crash Course Theater and Drama series introduces plays from the futurist and constructivist movements, including works from an Italian fascist. A summary of "The Storming of the Winter Palace" also appears.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge learners to use Martinetti's style to condense classic plays into shorter playlets
  • Ask class members to craft a short play that comment on a current political situation
Classroom Considerations

  • Focuses mainly on Italian and Russian theater
Pros

  • Brings in humor and absurd facts to help increase engagement
  • Makes a connection to world history
Cons

  • None