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Curipod generated lesson: "medieval theatre history". #5-7

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1. Word cloud
120 seconds
In what century did medieval theatre begin?
2. Slide
60 seconds
The History of Medieval Theatre
Medieval theatre began in the 11th century and lasted until the 16th century. The plays were mainly religious in nature, with the primary purpose of teaching moral lessons. Theatre was performed in churches or open-air spaces and often used masks and puppetry.
3. Slide
60 seconds
Medieval theatre history
Mystery Plays: Medieval plays that centered around stories from the Bible. These plays were often performed in town squares or churches.
Morality Plays: Medieval plays that featured characters who represented the various virtues and vices, teaching moral lessons.
Miracle Plays: Medieval plays that centered around the lives and miracles of Saints and other religious figures.
4. Slide
60 seconds
Did you know?
The first medieval theatre was built in England in the 11th Century. The medieval theatre was divided into three main areas: the stage, the pit and the galleries. In the 15th century, a type of theatre called Mystery plays became popular. These plays were based on bible stories and could last for up to 12 hours!
5. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What is one significant event that occurred in medieval theatre history that changed the way theatre was performed?
6. Personalised Feedback
360 seconds
How did the rise of religious plays in Medieval Europe contribute to the development and influence of theatre during that time?
7. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw a dinosaur munching on a big colorful ice cream cone
8. Poll
60 seconds
Which play is considered the oldest surviving medieval drama?
  • Morality Plays
  • Mystery Plays
  • Everyman
  • The Play of Adam
9. Poll
60 seconds
Who were the performers in medieval theatre?
  • Guilds and religious groups
  • Amateur volunteers
  • Professional actors
  • Nobility and royalty
10. Poll
60 seconds
Which theatrical form emerged during the late Middle Ages that incorporated acrobatics, juggling, and comedic performances?
  • Masques
  • Morality Plays
  • Commedia dell'arte
  • Farce
11. Poll
60 seconds
What was the purpose of morality plays in medieval theatre?
  • To showcase religious rituals
  • To teach moral lessons
  • To depict historical events
  • To entertain the audience with comedy
12. Poll
60 seconds
Which famous playwright is associated with English medieval theatre?
  • William Shakespeare
  • Christopher Marlowe
  • Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Ben Jonson
13. Word cloud
120 seconds
Name one type of Medieval theatre

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