Get Outside and Have a (Mystery) Play: Crash Course Theater #10

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In the Middle Ages, theater left the church of moved outside to a secular stage. An interesting video describes the transition from pulpit to public venue, discussing common plot lines and other aspects of medieval drama. Animated summaries of well-known plays show how the plays of the period still relied on religious themes but slowly began to veer into the realm of morality plays.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Read an excerpt from Everyman, the morality play mentioned in the video, to get a feel for the type of drama produced during the time period
  • Watch the next video in the series and track the transition of the theater over time
Classroom Considerations

  • References earlier videos in the series that contain key background information
Pros

  • An engaging speaker gives a thorough overview of the topic
  • Supports information with a variety of visual elements
Cons

  • Packs a lot of information into a short time frame, making it difficult to digest it all