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Ch 8: Drama for 9th Grade: Homework Help

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The Drama chapter of this 9th Grade English Homework Help course helps students complete their 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 drama homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample questions and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your drama homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Shakespeare's life and works
  • Arthur Miller's life and major plays
  • Oscar Wilde's life, plays and novels
  • George Bernard Shaw's life and major plays
  • Tragedy and comedy in Greek theatre

10 Lessons in Chapter 8: Drama for 9th Grade: Homework Help
Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's Famous Star-Crossed Lovers

1. Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's Famous Star-Crossed Lovers

Great tragedies resonate throughout time. In this lesson, we'll go over the role of fate in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. We'll explore the story of his star-crossed lovers and explain some of his most famous quotes.

Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

2. Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

This video provides a crash course introduction to William Shakespeare's life, plays, and poetry. From 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' to 'The Tempest', we'll give you a timeline of his works and quick descriptions of what you need to know to identify them.

Arthur Miller: Biography and Major Plays

3. 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

4. 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.

Miller's Death of a Salesman: Summary and Analysis

5. Miller's Death of a Salesman: Summary and Analysis

In 'Death of a Salesman,' Willy Loman just can't catch a break. And if the title is an indicator, things won't end well. In this lesson, we'll look at Arthur Miller's 1949 masterpiece about a salesman and his family.

Introduction to Oscar Wilde: Plays, Novels, and Sexuality

6. Introduction to Oscar Wilde: Plays, Novels, and Sexuality

From ''The Picture of Dorian Gray'' to the ''Importance of Being Earnest'', Oscar Wilde left an indelible mark on literature and theater. In this lesson, you'll learn all about the Victorian author.

Introduction to George Bernard Shaw: Life and Major Plays

7. Introduction to George Bernard Shaw: Life and Major Plays

George Bernard Shaw is one of the most prolific and important playwrights in the last 150 years. Don't believe us? Watch this video to learn about his social activism, his important contribution to the world of education and, of course, his plays.

Greek Theatre: Tragedy and Comedy

8. Greek Theatre: Tragedy and Comedy

This lecture examines the function of theatre in Greek culture and religion, with special focus on the Athenians. It then explores the three different sorts of Greek theatre: satyr plays, comedy and tragedy, citing specific examples. Finally, we study the impact of theatre on Western civilization.

A Raisin in the Sun: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis

9. A Raisin in the Sun: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis

This lesson explores ''A Raisin in the Sun''. Through a discussion of the plot, characters, and themes you will learn about a family's struggle to improve their lives while being challenged by others who seek to deny this basic human right.

Plutarch: Biography, Works & Quotes

10. Plutarch: Biography, Works & Quotes

If you're like Homer Simpson--who confuses him with a cartoon dog--you might be unsure as to who Plutarch is. Not to worry; this lesson delves into the man and the myth behind one of ancient Greece's most formidable scholars.

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