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Analyzing Drama: Tragedy

Analyzing Drama: Tragedy
Product Description
This overview of tragedy prepares students to study Shakespeare's tragedies, a Greek tragedy, or a more modern tragedy (such as Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart). This lesson plan includes a 15-page slide presentation on the history of tragedy, key terms, and authors, as well as fill-in-the-blank notes to help students follow along with the lecture. A black-and-white printable version of the lecture, as well as completed notes, are also provided.

Topics covered:
Greek Theater design
Definition of tragedy, catharsis, fatal flaw
Elements of Greek Tragedy
Most famous Greek tragic playwrights
3 Challenge Questions to encourage class participation
Overview of Oedipus the King
List of Shakespearean tragedies
Shakespearean structure
Total Pages
19 pages
Answer Key
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