Symbolism, Realism, and a Nordic Playwright Grudge Match: Crash Course Theater #33

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Two European playwrights of the nineteenth century shared a love of theater—but also happened to be enemies. Viewers learn of the differences between Henrik Isben of Norway and August Strindberg of Sweden and how their rivalry changed theater. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Review the history of drama and theater up until this point of the introduction of modern drama
  • Study other works that use symbolism (poems, stories, etc.)
Classroom Considerations
  • Video is  number 33 in the Crash Course Theater and Drama playlist
Pros
  • Includes a brief animated version of A Doll's House
  • Offers examples of symbolism in the plays
Cons
  • None
Common Core