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Crash Course Theater

Tragedy Lessons from Aristotle

Aristotle. He knows a lot, right? And if you choose to believe Aristotle, then you must believe all the mechanics of tragedy that Mike is about to lay on you. This week, we're looking at Aristotle's rules for the basic elements of theater, and how those can be used to bring about catharsis, the emotional release triggered by onstage trauma. You know you love the catharsis.

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Race Melodrama and Minstrel Shows

19th century racism contributed to a unique and troubling performance culture in America.
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North America Gets a Theater...Riot

How did American theater develop after the Revolutionary War?
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The Rise of Melodrama

In the 18th century, audiences were ready for some really, really dramatic theater.
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Why So Angry, German Theater?

After Germany was unified, we got Sturm, Drang, Weimar Classicism and Goethe.
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England's Sentimental Theater

English Sentimental Comedies weren't that funny, but they were definitely sentimental.
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China, Zaju, and Beijing Opera

Let's discuss wizard theater and the rise of classical Chinese theater and Beijing Opera.
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All Night Demon Dance Party - Kathakali

Learn about the all-night dance shows in India that culminate in killing a Demon.
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Japan, Kabuki, and Bunraku

Under the Shoguns, we get Kabuki and Bunraku. And Samurais get in trouble for watching it.
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Pre-Columbian Theater, Spanish Empire, and Sor Juana

American theater existed before Europeans arrived, and the Spanish greatly influenced it.
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Molière - Man of Satire and Many Burials

Meet Renaissance France's theater greatest playwright: Molière.
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