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Ch 6: American Drama for 12th Grade: Homework Help

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The American Drama chapter of this 12th Grade English Homework Help course helps students complete their American drama homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your American drama homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample problems and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your American drama homework with ease!

Authors, titles and topics you'll become familiar with:

  • Mood in drama
  • Dramatic dialogue
  • Nonverbal communication in drama
  • Character motivation
  • Tennessee Williams
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • The Glass Menagerie
  • Arthur Miller
  • The Crucible
  • Eugene O'Neill

15 Lessons in Chapter 6: American Drama for 12th Grade: Homework Help
Inferring Mood in Drama

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.

Character Dialogue & Nonverbal Communication in a Drama

2. 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.

Character Motivation in a Drama

3. 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.

Tennessee Williams: Biography, Works, and Style

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.'

A Streetcar Named Desire: Summary and Analysis

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.

The Glass Menagerie: Summary and Analysis

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.

Arthur Miller: Biography and Major Plays

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.

Arthur Miller's The Crucible: Summary and Quotes

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.

Eugene O'Neill: Biography and Major Plays

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.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams: Summary, Themes & Analysis

10. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams: Summary, Themes & Analysis

This lesson summarizes Tennessee Williams' play, ''Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'', and explores the play's most important themes. These key themes include family relationships, the disappointments of aging, and the terrors of mortality.

Clifford Odets: Biography, Plays & Monologues

11. Clifford Odets: Biography, Plays & Monologues

Delve into the life of a socially conscious playwright who became a trailblazer in theater productions during the 1930s-1960s. Through his plays and monologues, he expressed the issues of classicism during the times of the Great Depression and became a leading voice on matters of social class.

Discourse on the Method: Summary & Analysis

12. Discourse on the Method: Summary & Analysis

This lesson summarizes the main ideas in Rene Descartes' Discourse on the Method of Properly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking the Truth in the Sciences. This lesson also analyzes the Cartesian themes that have most significantly influenced Western Philosophy to the present day.

The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill: Summary & Analysis

13. The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill: Summary & Analysis

This lesson is a summary of Eugene O'Neill's 'The Hairy Ape'. It also includes an analysis of important themes within the play and a brief discussion of its historical context.

Nelson Algren: Books & Short Stories

14. Nelson Algren: Books & Short Stories

The poet, novelist, and short story writer Nelson Algren walked the rougher side of life in Chicago and the South all the way to Texas. His books and short stories tell of his experiences. This lesson reviews his important works.

Nelson Algren: Biography & Awards

15. Nelson Algren: Biography & Awards

Nelson Algren (1909 - 1981) was an American writer who lived most of his life in Chicago. This lesson follows the writer from his birthplace in Detroit through his travels to literary fame. We will also consider his many literary awards.

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