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Dramatic Genres

Recognize the genres and distinguishing characteristics of drama: tragedy, comedy, farce, melodrama, musical theatre, and mixed forms.  Know the historical and cultural sources of various theatre genres. 

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The Bacchae (30:00)
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg
This video introduces one of the greatest of Greek tragedies, The Bacchae of Euripides, a story of Dionysus and his followers, and the effect they have on Thebes, and its young leader, Pentheus. Several experts are interviewed and help add depth to t... [more]
March 10, 2012 at 08:45 PM
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