Visual & Performing Arts Standards, Theatre, Grade Seven:
3.2 Compare and contrast various theatre styles throughout history, such as those of Ancient Greece, Elizabethan theatre, Kabuki theatre, Kathakali dance theatre, and commedia
This tutorial is designed for seventh grade students.
Source: Kidswork. (2002). History of the Theater. http://knowitall.org/kidswork/theater/history/index.html.
This is an example of a traditional Kabuki performance.
Source: Sadler Wells Theatre. 6/13/2010. Kabuki Featuring Ebizo Ichikawa XI.
This video gives a brief overview of Commedia dell' arte, another type of theater.
Source: National Theatre Discover. (10/6/2011). Commedia Dell' Arte: A Historical Overview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqlfTG40RUI
This video is a clip of the popular Broadway musical "Wicked".
Source: Broadwaycom. (3/9/2011). Show Clip-Wicked-Popular-Original Cast. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4rpG-dipYA
How do the descriptions and video examples of various types of theater differ? How are they alike?