Ch 6: FTCE Humanities: Genres in the Performing Arts

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Our engaging video lessons and quizzes can help you review for the FTCE Humanities test. Learn all about the different genres in the performing arts to prepare for test day.

FTCE Humanities: Genres in the Performing Arts - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to help you recall detailed information about the different genres in the performing arts. This chapter includes lessons that address the following key topics found on the FTCE Humanities exam:

  • Tragedy in drama
  • Dramatic comedy and farce
  • Melodrama
  • Waltz, burlesque, tango and polonaise
  • Film genres

Expect to study specific information related to the genres in the performing arts with the video lessons in this chapter. This information will prepare you for questions on the FTCE Humanities exam. The video lessons and quizzes are mobile friendly, which means that you can access the chapter's resources on your computer or mobile device. Having the flexibility to study where it is convenient for you will maximize your study time.

8 Lessons in Chapter 6: FTCE Humanities: Genres in the Performing Arts
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Tragedy in Drama: Classical to Modern

1. Tragedy in Drama: Classical to Modern

Nearly every story has a hero, but some are better off by the end of the story than others. In this video, we learn what is so tragic about the hero in a tragedy.

Dramatic Comedy: History and Types

2. Dramatic Comedy: History and Types

Everyone loves to laugh, and sometimes it's at the most inappropriate times. Even the ancient Greeks loved a dirty joke or two! Learn more in this video about dramatic comedy, its history and types.

Dramatic Farce: History, Examples and Playwrights

3. Dramatic Farce: History, Examples and Playwrights

Would you believe Curly, Larry, and Moe, The Three Stooges, are simply practicing a centuries-old form of drama? Learn more about how horseplay and high energy contribute to the dramatic comedy sub-genre called farce.

Elements of Melodrama: From Early Theater to the Modern Soap Opera

4. Elements of Melodrama: From Early Theater to the Modern Soap Opera

Have you ever wondered where or when soap operas started? In this video, we will look at the history and transformation of the melodrama from the stage to the small (and big) screen.

Waltz: Definition & History

5. Waltz: Definition & History

Although thought of by many as a stodgy ballroom dance, the Waltz was considered downright indecent. Learn more about this classic dance and the rhythm behind it that has inspired musicians as diverse as classical composers and Bruno Mars.

What Is Burlesque? - Definition, Songs & Dancers

6. What Is Burlesque? - Definition, Songs & Dancers

This lesson discusses American burlesque, its rise, its fall, and its stars of stage and screen. Here we remember the brash and bawdy women that created the mystique behind burlesque.

What Is the Tango? - Definition, Origin & History

7. What Is the Tango? - Definition, Origin & History

A tango is both a sensual dance and the music used for accompanying the dance. Explore the roots of this unique style and learn about some of its characteristics, important performers and iconic compositions.

Polonaise: Definition & Music

8. Polonaise: Definition & Music

Originating in Poland, the popularity of a traditional dance called polonaise quickly spread throughout 17th century Europe. This lesson will discuss the characteristics of the polonaise and the composers who carried on the tradition in their music.

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