Where Did Theater Go? Crash Course Theater #18

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Oh, the drama! According to Plato, poetry is a false representation of reality and, to him, poetry included drama. The Puritans also despised theater, a topic the informational video explores. The narrator describes the controversial topics and elements found in the world of theater.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Review who Puritans were and what they generally believed
  • Compare the Puritan disdain for theater to banning books or protests of the arts today
Classroom Considerations

  • Discusses some bawdy or mature topics from the time period
  • Episode 18 from the Crash Course Theater playlist

  • Brings in images and paintings related to the era

  • None
Common Core