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THEA 210 (Theatre History I) Course Resource Guide: Home

The following resources can be used for THEA 210. Here are helpful websites for studying, video learning, and additional links for further learning.

General Studying Resources

The following resources are study tools to support your learning. 

  • Quizlet: this website allows users to make free digital flashcards as a learning tool. You can review your course’s content with these flashcards and games.

    • Flash cards: good for vocabulary terms, concepts, figures in history 

    • Games: Quizzing yourself through games (“write,” “gravity,” and “match”)

      • (available when you click on a set of flashcards)

    • Available online and as an app (the free option has most of the needed amenities”

      • (the free option has most of the needed amenities)

    • Good for studying terms for exams, but you may also want to make physical flashcards if that is more effective for your studying, as writing helps your brain remember information more successfully.

  • Go Conqr Mindmap: this tool allows students to “connect the dots” to visualize their learning

    • Great for mapping big concepts/historical eras and the “branches” of these main ideas.

Video learning

These videos can help you grasp concepts within the course, specifically eras of theatre history, movements, and genres.

  • Theatre History Crash Course: this series on YouTube consists of almost 50 10-14 minute long videos covering specific topics in theatre history

  • YouTube: you can search for performances of each play covered in the course

    • You can watch productions of these plays as an alternative/supplement to reading them for your assignments.

Further Learning

You can use these links for research projects as well as rounding out your learning in the course.

  • Drew University Library Research Resources by subject: visit this page for links to databases that are geared specifically towards theatre arts.

    • Links include Kanopy (for documentaries), Performing Arts Periodicals Database, International Encylopedia of Dance, and more.

  • Theatre Historiography: this website is home for resources for “research and pedagogy” for theatre history.

    • Including links to books and articles on highly specific topics in theatre history

  • Research resources (compiled by University of Illinois)

    • Including links to books of overviews of theatre history.

  • More research resources (compiled by Elon University)

    • Including links to performing arts databases.

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