Theater
  • Explore the history of theater development from ancient Greek tragedies to modern productions.
  • Here you will learn the basics of dramaturgy, its main components and authors.
From Ancient Greece to the Present Day
Duration 16 hours
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Online anytime

English course with subs

The course will help you:
1.
feel confident when discussing the history of dramaturgy
2.
distinguish between different genres and playwrights
3.
understand what influenced the development of theater
4.
grasp the meaning of what’s happening on stage

learn which elements make a good play or a drama performance

5.
Course format
Full HD
High-quality sound
16 hours of the salient information
Real emotions and charismatic lecturers
Detailed description and helpful visuals
Tests for self-assessment after each lecture
Course program
5 modules
16 hours
Module 1. Establishment of Theater (45 minutes)
  • Ancient tragedy (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides)
  • Antique comedy (Aristophanes)
  • Roman theater (Plautus, Seneca)
Module 2. Revival of Theatrical Art (45 minutes)
  • Theater of the Middle Ages
  • Commedia dell'arte
  • Shakespeare and the drama of the Renaissance era
Module 3. The Rise of Classical Drama (45 minutes)
  • Classical theater (Corneille, Racine, Molière)
  • Dramaturgy of the Enlightenment (Voltaire)
  • Basis of German dramaturgy (Lessing, Goethe, Schiller)
Module 4. Formation of the ‘New Drama’ (45 minutes)
  • "New Drama" in the works of Ibsen and Strindberg
  • Dramaturgy of Bernard Shaw and Chekhov
  • Dramaturgy of Bertolt Brecht
Module 5. Dramaturgy of the 20th Century (45 minutes)
  • Theater of the Absurd: Ionesco and Beckett
  • Existential dramaturgy (Camus, Sartre)
  • Contemporary dramaturgy
BONUS LECTURES (10 hours)
  • The Mystery of Shakespeare's Personality and Legacy (2 hours)
  • Literature and Life of Vladimir Nabokov (2 hours)
  • The Intellectual Riddles of Joseph Brodsky (2 hours)
  • The Fall of The Roman Empire и Socrates (2 hours)
  • Socrates, Plato, Aristotle: Philosophy of Antiquity (2 hours)
Module 1. Establishment of Theater (45 minutes)
  • Ancient tragedy (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides)
  • Antique comedy (Aristophanes)
  • Roman theater (Plautus, Seneca)
Module 2. Revival of Theatrical Art (45 minutes)
  • Theater of the Middle Ages
  • Commedia dell'arte
  • Shakespeare and the drama of the Renaissance era
Module 3. The Rise of Classical Drama (45 minutes)
  • Classical theater (Corneille, Racine, Molière)
  • Dramaturgy of the Enlightenment (Voltaire)
  • Basis of German dramaturgy (Lessing, Goethe, Schiller)
Module 4. Formation of the ‘New Drama’ (45 minutes)
  • "New Drama" in the works of Ibsen and Strindberg
  • Dramaturgy of Bernard Shaw and Chekhov
  • Dramaturgy of Bertolt Brecht
Module 5. Dramaturgy of the 20th Century (45 minutes)
  • Theater of the Absurd: Ionesco and Beckett
  • Existential dramaturgy (Camus, Sartre)
  • Contemporary dramaturgy
BONUS LECTURES (10 hours)
  • The Mystery of Shakespeare's Personality and Legacy (2 hours)
  • Literature and Life of Vladimir Nabokov (2 hours)
  • The Intellectual Riddles of Joseph Brodsky (2 hours)
  • The Fall of The Roman Empire и Socrates (2 hours)
  • Socrates, Plato, Aristotle: Philosophy of Antiquity (2 hours)
Who is this course for?
Anyone fascinated by theater
We will show you how theater appeared and developed, and will help you better understand the ideas of directors and playwrights.
Theater students and graduates
We will guide you through the history of theater, help you systematize your knowledge, and show how you can apply it on stage.
Anyone who writes about theater
We will teach you to discuss theatrical performances and share fun facts from the history of theater.
Why should you choose us?
Comprehensive knowledge for everyone: forget the dull college lectures. Studying can be fun!
Insights in every course: we will lead you to fascinating discoveries.
Charismatic lecturers will deal with complex topics in simple terms—you’ll enjoy listening to the lectures even after a long working day.
Lecture notes will let you consolidate and refresh your knowledge anytime. No need to rewatch the course if you feel that you’ve missed something!
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