Zola, France, Realism, and Naturalism: Crash Course Theater #31

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Using an informative video about French theater and drama, scholars learn about the idea of realism in the theater before taking a look at naturalism. Viewers hear about writing styles from Victor Hugo in his works Cromwell and Hernani, as well as discover a new form of melodrama by Augustin Eugene Scribe and how his works changed French theater. The video discusses another writer, Alexandre Dumas, as well.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create graphic organizers sorting plays by themes 
  • Pause the video frequently to check for understanding
Classroom Considerations

  • 31st installment from the Crash Course Theater and Drama playlist
Pros

  • Offers details of playwrights and plays
  • Video is brief but full of information
Cons

  • None
Common Core