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History of Drama: Dramatic Movements and Time Periods

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How are primitive theater and Greek theater similar?

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1. How were morality plays different from previous forms of theater endorsed by the church?

2. Which of the following is NOT an innovation introduced to theater during the Renaissance?

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Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of the history of drama. You will be quizzed on elements of drama including different types of plays and literary devices used in drama.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your knowledge of the following:

  • When Comedy and Tragedy masks were introduced
  • The type of play that features a hero who must overcome evil
  • A literary device where characters or events symbolize other ideas
  • When melodramas were popular

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about drama in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as minority play and allegory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of drama
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of plays

Additional Learning

To learn more about this medium, review the corresponding lesson on the History of Drama. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about primitive theatre
  • Discuss Greek theatre
  • Review drama in the Middle Ages
  • Learn about Renaissance drama
  • Discuss how Romanticism and Idealism influenced drama
  • Explore modern theatre
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