Ch 7: 9th Grade Dramatic Literature: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The 9th Grade Dramatic Literature chapter of this 9th Grade English Help and Review course is the simplest way to master 9th grade dramatic literature. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of 9th grade dramatic literature.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering 9th grade English material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn 9th grade English. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the elements of drama or 9th grade dramatic literature
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about 9th grade dramatic literature
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra English learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the 9th grade dramatic literature chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the 9th grade dramatic literature chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any dramatic literature question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a dramatic literature unit of a standard 9th grade English course. Topics covered include:

  • History of drama
  • Elements of drama
  • Elements of melodrama
  • Epic theatre
  • Analyzing dramatic works

17 Lessons in Chapter 7: 9th Grade Dramatic Literature: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

1. What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

Ever wonder why we use the word 'drama' when referencing people who overreact to a situation? Discover the definition of drama, its different styles, and why your friends might belong on the stage in this overview of the dramatic genre.

History of Drama: Dramatic Movements and Time Periods

2. History of Drama: Dramatic Movements and Time Periods

Today's theatre is a mix of many styles that have been popular for hundreds of years. In this lesson, learn how each time period contributed to what we now see during a live, dramatic performance.

Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism

3. Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism

Have you ever wondered how actors in a play can convey a story without the audience reading the script? Watch and learn how playwrights use dramatic elements to tell a story on the stage.

Tragedy in Drama: Classical to Modern

4. Tragedy in Drama: Classical to Modern

Nearly every story has a hero, but some are better off by the end of the story than others. In this video, we learn what is so tragic about the hero in a tragedy.

Dramatic Comedy: History and Types

5. Dramatic Comedy: History and Types

Everyone loves to laugh, and sometimes it's at the most inappropriate times. Even the ancient Greeks loved a dirty joke or two! Learn more in this video about dramatic comedy, its history and types.

Dramatic Farce: History, Examples and Playwrights

6. Dramatic Farce: History, Examples and Playwrights

Would you believe Curly, Larry, and Moe, The Three Stooges, are simply practicing a centuries-old form of drama? Learn more about how horseplay and high energy contribute to the dramatic comedy sub-genre called farce.

Elements of Melodrama: From Early Theater to the Modern Soap Opera

7. Elements of Melodrama: From Early Theater to the Modern Soap Opera

Have you ever wondered where or when soap operas started? In this video, we will look at the history and transformation of the melodrama from the stage to the small (and big) screen.

Futurism, Dada, Surrealism & Expressionism

8. Futurism, Dada, Surrealism & Expressionism

They say that entertainment often mirrors reality. This was only partially true in the early 20th century. Watch this video to see how playwrights all took different approaches to creating their own realities in these dramatic movements of the early 1900s.

Epic Theatre: Brecht

9. Epic Theatre: Brecht

Communism? 'Mack the Knife'? Verfremdung? Wonder what these have in common or what they even mean? Find out how epic theatre united these with the hope of making social changes.

Theatre of Cruelty: Artaud

10. Theatre of Cruelty: Artaud

Most of us watch movies or television shows to relax or escape reality, not as a means of reform. In this video, learn how Antonin Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty tries to shock the audience into becoming better people.

Theatre of the Absurd

11. Theatre of the Absurd

You've heard the word 'absurd,' but did you know it was a type of theatre? Watch this video to see how the absurdity of World War II helped promote the Theatre of the Absurd.

Analyzing Dramatic Works: Theme, Character Development & Staging

12. Analyzing Dramatic Works: Theme, Character Development & Staging

If 'All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players,' then why does analyzing a dramatic script seem so difficult? Find out how to make analyzing dramatic works easier with a four-step process in this video lesson.

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry: Summary, Theme & Analysis

13. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry: Summary, Theme & Analysis

This lesson covers O. Henry's famous short story, ''The Gift of the Magi.'' We'll cover the story's plot, analyze some of its major themes, and finish with a brief quiz.

Desdemona from Othello: Character Analysis & Overview

14. Desdemona from Othello: Character Analysis & Overview

Desdemona is a central character in William Shakespeare's 'Othello'. Explore an analysis of Desdemona's character and learn about the significance of her role in the story.

Diary of Anne Frank by Albert Hackett & Frances Goodrich: Summary & Characters

15. Diary of Anne Frank by Albert Hackett & Frances Goodrich: Summary & Characters

Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich based their play 'The Diary of Anne Frank' on the diary of a Jewish girl hiding from the Nazis in Holland during WWII. Examining the play and its characters will help you see why this work is a masterpiece.

Hedda Gabler: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis

16. Hedda Gabler: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis

This lesson details the Henrik Ibsen play Hedda Gabler, and includes a summary, character description and analysis. After reading, take the quiz to see what you have learned.

The Piano Lesson by August Wilson: Summary, Quotes & Themes

17. The Piano Lesson by August Wilson: Summary, Quotes & Themes

The Piano Lesson is a play by August Wilson that tells the story of the Charles family. They are forced to confront the literal and figurative ghosts of their past before they can move into the future.

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