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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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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