With the combined support of the Church and the merchants who “sponsored” individual plays, the annual performance was a well-established tradition in the English city of York by the end of the 14th century and continued through the late 16th century.
This play introduced the world to the word “robot.” It was written by Karel Capek in 1920, premiered in Prague early in 1921, performed in New York in 1922, and published in English translation in 1923.
Do you enjoy watching musicals? Would you like to make the experience even more meaningful for your students/children? These pages exist to provide educators and parents with additional lesson ideas and activities linked to popular musicals. We’re starting with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. As Catholic home-schooling parents, we’ve looked for a religious connection whenever possible.
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Activities for the Stage Musical and Film
- Man of La Mancha Lesson Plans: Activities for the Stage Musical and Film
- Narnia Lesson Plans: Activities for the Stage Musical Adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
- It’s a Wonderful Life Lesson Plans: Activities Related to the 1946 Film and 1991 Stage Musical
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Lesson Plans: Willy Wonka and Oompa-Loompa Activities Related to the Book, Films, and Stage Musical
According to Ferdinand Brunetière, drama involves”the spectacle of the will striving toward a goal, and conscious of the means which it employs.” How does “conflict” differ from “action” or “crisis”? Writers of fiction and drama will find this brief page useful.
I volunteer with a local theater company, making promotional videos and posting clips for archival and outreach purposes.
Here are some of my favorite videos.