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The Middle Ages was a "dark age" for theatre where the church, the governing body, was not accepting of its purpose. However, their intentions change as we will see. Take a closer look at how theatre began to undergird the tenants of the church and rise as a dominant, meaningful art form.
Medieval Theatre Explained
Shakespeare and the Renaissance
With the rebirth of Greek and Roman drama, we see the emergence of William Shakespeare and other actors who are now a part of a government sanctioned theater that is thriving in London and in other parts of Europe. In this unit, we will analyze Shakespeare's Hamlet and produce Shakespearean Film Shorts that are created and performed by student actors. Get ready to look at Hamlet in a whole new light!
Time to be storytellers who take on the spirit of Christmas with puppets as performers. Students will create their own puppet script inspired by their favorite Christmas carol, a Christmas prop and the theme of love that makes the holidays so special. Puppets will stem from the imagination with no limits on creativity, size or scope.
Mystery Play Production
Students will research the style, history and important works of the most famous dramatists that have become forerunners for the art and culture we know today as Modern Theatre. Students will present their findings in a project called the "Living Wax Museum". Attendees will gain a full overview of how the works of playwrights like Tennessee Williams and Henrik Ibsen have sculpted modern art.