The Roundup: Theater History

By on April 13, 2015

The Roundup: Theater History

By on April 13, 2015

The Roundup: Theater History

"Noh-Hayashi" by Toto-tarou - Image created by Toto-tarou.. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
Noh-Hayashi” by Toto-tarou – Image created by Toto-tarou.. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Each week we pick up on a course that has contributed interesting content to Wikipedia. This week, we’re looking at Dr. Amy Hughes’ “Theater History to 1642” course at CUNY Brooklyn.

Student editors created a historical outline on the use of theater in academia.

The oldest theatrical art form still performed today is based in Japan: Now you Noh.

Learn about the plot device that’s sure to make Antiphanes and Aristotle hate your play.

Are the heroes of our stories flawed, or do they merely make mistakes? There’s a debate.

When was Spain’s golden age of theater?

And read about an opera that debuted earlier than expected, thanks to a belated bride.

Thanks to these students for their fascinating contributions to Wikipedia!

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