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Ch 15: Drama for 11th Grade

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Watch 11th grade drama video lessons and learn about famous plays and drama terms. These easy-to-follow lessons are just a portion of our online study guide and video collection.

Drama for 11th Grade - Chapter Summary and Lesson Objectives

This chapter can show you how to determine a play's mood and the motivation of its characters. You'll learn about famous playwrights starting with Tennessee Williams and his plays A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie. Later lessons cover Arthur Miller's important plays, including The Crucible. By the close of this chapter, you should have an understanding of:

  • Dialogue and non-verbal communication in plays
  • The role of mood in drama
  • Character motivation in drama
  • Tennessee Williams' life and major plays
  • Arthur Miller's life and important plays

Video Objective
Drawing Inference of Mood in Drama Learn how to determine a drama's mood and tone.
Communication of Characters in Drama: Dialogue and Non-Verbal Communication Examine the role of dialogue and non-verbal communication of characters in a drama.
Motivation of Characters in Dramas Determine a character's motivations in a drama through action and dialogue.
Tennessee Williams: Biography, Works, and Style Explore the life, plays and writing style of playwright Tennessee Williams.
A Streetcar Named Desire: Summary and Analysis Summarize and interpret Tennessee Williams' drama A Streetcar Named Desire.
The Glass Menagerie: Summary and Analysis Recount and analyze Tennessee Williams' play The Glass Menagerie.
Arthur Miller: Biography and Major Plays Learn about playwright Arthur Miller's life and important works.
Arthur Miller's The Crucible: Summary and Quotes Analyze Arthur Miller's play The Crucible, looking at important quotations.

5 Lessons in Chapter 15: Drama for 11th Grade
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Tennessee Williams: Biography, Works, and Style

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

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