What is Theater?
Theater, as we know it, has existed for approximately 2,500 years. This superb production looks at the early Egyptian “passion plays,” the Dionysian rites and dithyrambic performances, and the Greek masters and Roman imitations. It examines the medieval miracle, mystery, and morality plays, explores the onset of professional theater as exemplified by Shakespeare and Molière, and highlights such modern masters as Ibsen, Chekhov, Shaw, and O’Neill. The DVD includes a printable teacher guide. 30 minutes. Grades 5-12.