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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an American drama unit of a standard 12th grade English course. Topics covered include:
- Dialogue and nonverbal communication in dramas
- Motivation of characters in dramas
- Tennessee Williams' biography and works
- Arthur Miller's biography and works
- Eugene O'Neill's biography and works
1. Inferring Mood in Drama
When reading a play, the reader must figure out what the overall mood is using evidence found within the text. This lesson will teach you where to look in the script to find the clues to the mood.
2. Character Motivation in a Drama
Motivation is a term that applies to many aspects of life. In this lesson, you'll apply the term to literature and learn how motivation functions in a play.
3. Character Dialogue & Nonverbal Communication in a Drama
Characters in plays have two ways of communicating with the audience and each other. They can use verbal or nonverbal forms of communication. In this lesson, you'll learn about how both are used in drama.
4. Tennessee Williams: Biography, Works, and Style
This lesson provides insight into the life, work and style of one of the most influential playwrights of our time, Tennessee Williams. His major works include 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.'
5. A Streetcar Named Desire: Summary and Analysis
Learn about the controversial play 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' why it was so controversial, and why it is still considered a classic piece of American literature.
6. The Glass Menagerie: Summary and Analysis
Tennessee Williams' first big hit, 'The Glass Menagerie,' known as the memory play, fascinated audiences for its presentation of one man's vision of his past. This lesson will go into the basic plot of this story, as well as explore the major symbols and elements of style in the play.
7. Arthur Miller: Biography and Major Plays
In this lesson, we will talk about the life of one of America's greatest playwrights, Arthur Miller. We will take a close look at his role in the American political scene of the 1950s and give insight into some of his most influential works.
8. Arthur Miller's The Crucible: Summary and Quotes
What's Arthur Miller's play 'The Crucible' all about? Witches! Communists! Allegories! It's the Red Scare of the McCarthy era as told through the metaphor of the Salem witch trials of colonial America.
9. Eugene O'Neill: Biography and Major Plays
Winner of four Pulitzer Prizes and one Nobel Prize, playwright Eugene O'Neill is a major figure in American drama. In this lesson, we'll look at his tumultuous life and review the most notable plays from his acclaimed career.
10. Lillian Hellman: Biography, Plays & Books
Lillian Hellman was one of the most prominent female playwrights of the mid-twentieth century, known for her social realist dramas, but her involvement in sometimes-unpopular politics has overshadowed her reputation.
11. Mary Warren: Monologue, Character Traits & Character Analysis
This lesson provides an overview of the character Mary Warren in Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible.' Mary is a weak and lonely girl who is swept up into the frenzy of the Salem Witch Trials.
12. Aspects of Theatre: Set, Stage & Crew
This lesson introduces lesser known aspects of theatrical productions, including the vocabulary for stage components and directions, sets, and an overview of the crew and their functions.
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- British Plays for 12th Grade: Help and Review
- Works by African American Writers: Help and Review
- American Prose for 12th Grade: Help and Review
- Literary Terms for 12th Grade: Help and Review
- Essay Writing for 12th Grade: Help and Review
- Using Source Materials in English: Help and Review
- Writing Conventions - Usage: Help and Review
- Capitalization & Spelling: Help and Review
- Elements of Grammar: Help and Review
- Usage: Help and Review
- Punctuation in Writing: Help and Review
- Linking Texts and Media for 12th Grade: Help and Review