Season 1

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Crash Course Theater

Roman Theater with Plautus, Terence, and Seneca

Roman dramas lifted stories and characters directly from Greek dramatists like Menander.

Roman Theater with Plautus, Terence, and Seneca

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Crash Course Theater

Greek Comedy, Satyrs, and Aristophanes

How did Greek comedy evolve out of tragedies? And how did that become real comedy?

Greek Comedy, Satyrs, and Aristophanes

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Crash Course Theater

Tragedy Lessons from Aristotle

Let's look at Aristotle's rules for theater, and how they can be used for catharsis.

Tragedy Lessons from Aristotle

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Crash Course Theater

Thespis, Athens, and The Origins of Greek Drama

Western theater arose in Athens, Greece from religious rituals – including RITUAL MADNESS.

Thespis, Athens, and The Origins of Greek Drama

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Crash Course Theater

What Is Theater?

1.What is theater? And 2. Is it spelled -re or -er? The first question is a bit trickier.

What Is Theater?

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