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Adapting a Musical
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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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Arts and Humanities
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Reading
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Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jayne Karsten
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Arthur Miller and "The Crucible"
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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".

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Reading
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Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jayne Karsten
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Broken Worlds
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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".

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jayne Karsten
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Characterization in Literature and Theater
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In this lesson, students explore various methods authors use to create effective characters.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jayne Karsten
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Eugene O'Neill on Page and Stage
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Continue the exploration of "Puritanism" as an influence on the development of modern American drama by focusing on elements of narrative, theme and characterization.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jayne Karsten
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Exploring "A Streetcar Named Desire"
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Students study setting, plot, and character development in Tennessee Williams' play, "A Streetcar Named Desire" and discuss its impact on American theater.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jayne Karsten
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Date Added:
10/10/2010
The Far Reaches of Greek Culture
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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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
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Reading
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Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Daniella Garran
Jayne Karsten
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Fractured Families in American Drama
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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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jayne Karsten
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Date Added:
10/10/2010
The Memory Play in American Drama
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This lesson explores structural and technical devices of the "memory" play by focusing on a Tennessee Williams' masterpiece, "The Glass Menagerie".

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Amy Heathcott
Jayne Karsten
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Nureyev: After Petipa
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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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
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Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jayne Karsten
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Nureyev: Bringer of Light
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This lesson focuses on the alignment of Nureyev's artistic endeavors and achievements in the dance world of the West.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
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Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jayne Karsten
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Nureyev: The Unconquerable Will
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This lesson provides an overview of how creative expression developed in the West, particularly in the development of dance.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
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Reading
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Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jayne Karsten
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Southern Puritanism and Tennessee Williams
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This lesson continues the exploration of "Puritanism" as an influence on the development of modern American drama in works by Tennessee Williams.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
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Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jayne Karsten
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Twain: Steamboat's a-Comin'
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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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jayne Karsten
Rebecca Haden
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Uncivil Civilization in The Hairy Ape
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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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jayne Karsten
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Unearthing Ancient Greece
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Students will discover that what we know of ancient Greece has come to us mainly through the analysis of artifacts recovered in archeological digs.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Daniella Garran
Jayne Karsten
Date Added:
10/10/2010