This lesson explores the implications of developing a musical from a literary text or an historical event, and includes suggestions for immersing students into the creative process of building a musical.
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This lesson examines the consequences of personal conscience in conflict with rigid societal perceptions of what is "right" in human behavior as articulated in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible".
This lesson provides a variety of options for conducting comparative analysis between Eugene O'Neill's "The Hairy Ape" and Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire".
In this lesson, students explore various methods authors use to create effective characters.
This lesson examines specific areas of ancient Greek influence on Western thought and culture.
Continue the exploration of "Puritanism" as an influence on the development of modern American drama by focusing on elements of narrative, theme and characterization.
Students study setting, plot, and character development in Tennessee Williams' play, "A Streetcar Named Desire" and discuss its impact on American theater.
This lesson is designed to help students shape a frame of reference for examining specific areas of ancient Greek influence on Western thought and culture.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Long Day's Journey into Night, explore the tension, tragedy, heartbreak, and love within flawed and fractured families.
This lesson explores structural and technical devices of the "memory" play by focusing on a Tennessee Williams' masterpiece, "The Glass Menagerie".
Nureyev's early life and work were affected by changing social, political, and cultural forces in Russia. His artistic genius was influenced by the work of Marius Petipa.
This lesson focuses on the alignment of Nureyev's artistic endeavors and achievements in the dance world of the West.
This lesson provides an overview of how creative expression developed in the West, particularly in the development of dance.
This lesson continues the exploration of "Puritanism" as an influence on the development of modern American drama in works by Tennessee Williams.
Students will analyze humor and the American character, developing a definition of "American humor."
This lesson asks students to examine samples of Twain's work in the context of pre- and post-Civil War America.
Examining the mystique of rivers as inspiration for creative expression it shows us the powerful influence the Mississippi River had on Mark Twain's writings.
Learn about the source for "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Read, and analyze the novel, with attention to character and style.
Eugene O'Neill's "The Hairy Ape" presents a disheartening assessment of the impact of living in the industrialized society of the early 20th century.
Students will discover that what we know of ancient Greece has come to us mainly through the analysis of artifacts recovered in archeological digs.