In this lesson you will learn where Theatre began and why.
You will read about Shamans, who they were and why they are influential in the beginnings of Theatre.
You will learn about the Greek god Dionysus and the ancient Greeks and watch a couple of videos from the stage of the English Royal National Theatre (where I used to usher while I was in drama school in London).
You will watch one of the greatest actors of his generation – Sir John Gielgud – play the blind prophet Tereisias in Oedipus the King, a play so profound it was not only one of the first and best of the ancient Greek tragedies, it also influenced Sigmund Freud and his theories.
You will watch a Crash Course video on the Origins of Greek Theatre and take a quiz on that video and take a final test at the end of the topic based on the chapter I have included for you. Good luck!