In this 12-minute video documentary (Spanish with English subtitles), you can learn about the passion and power of flamenco and its cultural influence around the world. Learn about its roots in Spanish culture and meet a Colombian flamenco guitarist living in Seville, Spain.
In this video, a principal dancer shares her thoughts about ballet and its versatility for stories and movement. Ballet originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and continues to evolve.
These two videos explore the very beginnings of the literary and movie genre we now consider "romantic comedy" with clips from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. The videos focus on the relationships between Benedick/Beatrice and Hero/Claudio.
"Some people question whether Shakespeare really wrote the works that bear his name – or whether he even existed at all. Could it be true that the greatest writer in the English language was as fictional as his plays?" This video shows how a linguistic tool called stylometry might shed light on the...
Look through this online exhibition celebrating the history of Greek drama, in particular, performances at the National Theatre. Use the arrows at the sides of the page to navigate forward, or choose one of the boxes along the bottom.
This is an interactive timeline exploring the history of theatre. The timeline spans 10,000 years and contains over 200 people, places and events. Click on the light blue tabs to find additional multimedia.
This TED talk describes how drama or plays moved out of the church and were claimed by society and playwrights. Learn about the development of drama from mystery plays to morality plays and, eventually, to Shakespeare.
This TED video tracks the evolution of kabuki, the Japanese dance and theater art, from the streets of seventeenth-century Kyoto. Be sure to check out Think and Dig Deeper for a quiz and further information.