Theatre History: It’s Not Just Names and Titles
Theatre history, like all good instruction, is complex, interconnected, relevant, and integral to the foundation of all theatre practice. Unfortunately, too often theatre history becomes a dry, boring, memorization unit of obscure facts, names, and titles. Make your theatre history curriculum better with engaging, active, student-centered strategies to explore and experience the principles, people, and events of theatre throughout time. Bullet points and classifications have their use, but they’re not nearly enough. Give theatre history a home in your theatre curriculum, and you’ll find there’s likely a moment of history in every lesson you teach.