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Ch 8: Drama for 9th Grade: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Drama chapter of this 9th Grade English Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about plays. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving drama required in a typical 9th grade English course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other 9th grade English work.
  • Identify the drama concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our 9th grade English tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about drama and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding the plays of Arthur Miller, William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw or any other drama topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their English learning
  • Prefer learning English visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their drama unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in 9th grade English
  • Don't have access to their English teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about drama simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live 9th grade English tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about drama on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the life and works of William Shakespeare.
  • Discuss the major plays of Arthur Miller.
  • Explore the novels and plays of Oscar Wilde.
  • Take a look at George Bernard Shaw's major plays.
  • Learn about the tragedies and comedies of Greek theatre.

10 Lessons in Chapter 8: Drama for 9th Grade: Tutoring Solution
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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.

Theater of the Absurd: Definition & Characteristics

9. Theater of the Absurd: Definition & Characteristics

This lesson provides a brief overview of Theater of the Absurd. We will learn about the history of the movement, key writers and works, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Reverend John Hale: Character Traits & Analysis

10. Reverend John Hale: Character Traits & Analysis

John Hale was a Puritan pastor who served as one of the lead judges in the Salem Witchcraft Trials. He later regretted his role and wrote a book urging caution to future generations.

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