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English Theater After Shakespeare: Crash Course Theater #17

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You can learn more about CuriosityStream at https://curiositystream.com/crashcourse This week on Crash Course Theater, Shakespeare is dead. Long live Shakespeare. Well, long live English theater, anyway. Actually, it's about to get banned. Anyway, we're discussing where English theater went post-1616. We'll talk about Ben Jonson, revenge tragedies, and court masques. Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever: Mark Brouwer, Glenn Elliott, Justin Zingsheim, Jessica Wode, Eric Prestemon, Kathrin Benoit, Tom Trval, Jason Saslow, Nathan Taylor, Divonne Holmes à Court, Brian Thomas Gossett, Khaled El Shalakany, Indika Siriwardena, SR Foxley, Sam Ferguson, Yasenia Cruz, Eric Koslow, Caleb Weeks, Tim Curwick, Evren Türkmenoğlu, D.A. Noe, Shawn Arnold, Ruth Perez, Malcolm Callis, Ken Penttinen, Advait Shinde, Cody Carpenter, Annamaria Herrera, William McGraw, Bader AlGhamdi, Vaso, Melissa Briski, Joey Quek, Andrei Krishkevich, Rachel Bright, Alex S, Mayumi Maeda, Kathy & Tim Philip, Montather, Jirat, Eric Kitchen, Moritz Schmidt, Ian Dundore, Chris Peters, Sandra Aft -- Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: http://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids
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Text Comments (71)
Flaming Basketball Club (16 hours ago)
Curtain!!!!
Lucille M (2 days ago)
"Poisonous everything" and I peep A Poison Tree, a Romantic poem by William Blake hehe
Margaret Taylor (5 days ago)
how do I find out where the art work is?
nacho hernandez (7 days ago)
Although crash course and Mike are awesome I'm afraid this course is being too much anglocentral.
Obscure Draco (7 days ago)
heyy lmao
Teresa White (7 days ago)
Fabulous!
Chocolate Fudge (7 days ago)
God you're cute
Emma W. (7 days ago)
I am still loving this series, I'm learning so much new stuff, and I'm glad you guys aren't afraid to take your time with the chronology either :)!
Conner Fields (8 days ago)
So was there not as much theater during the Reformation and the Neo-Classical eras?
Mario Palacio (8 days ago)
Awesome series! Thank you for making these available :D
momerathe (8 days ago)
"history repeats itself; the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce"
Michael Walton (8 days ago)
Ben needs to smoke weed...like Shakspeare.😁
EmEliza (8 days ago)
Please do a crash course on wine!!
Arnie Nelson (8 days ago)
Excellent
Geoffrey Winn (9 days ago)
Educational!
Iz Diggle (9 days ago)
The Duchess of Malfi is a brilliant play!
Järvi (9 days ago)
WE HATH not like this!!
jacobvardy (8 days ago)
Pretty much everything said summing up Revenge tragedies, the three opinions given, could all be said of the horror movie. Morality play (the virgin always lives), gore porn, and edge pushing.
Flaming Basketball Club (16 hours ago)
christopher gamboa That would be Crash Course Economics? Check that series out!
christopher gamboa (9 days ago)
Do crashcourse trading stock market
John Brockman (9 days ago)
So Shakespeare wrote Buffy, Jonson wrote It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Perplexion Dangerman (9 days ago)
I know an asian named ben Johnson.  I wonder how he became black ?
Flaming Basketball Club (16 hours ago)
Perplexion Dangerman 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Scott Simpson (9 days ago)
History doesn't repeat but it does ryme.
Alan LaCerra (9 days ago)
I love The Duchess of Malfi!
Johny Ricco (9 days ago)
I can see why the English don’t talk about their plays post-Shakespeare
Rand Huso (9 days ago)
Best presenter on CrashCourse... of course, it could just be the subject matter and the props.
Can T (9 days ago)
a couple of guys, they were up to no good Started making trouble in my neighborhood
Jason Cromwell (9 days ago)
Yep. I already know the next episode by heart. My Grandpa Ollie ever the Sourpuss.
elfarlaur (9 days ago)
Haha what a great way for a Cromwell to refer to Oliver "totally not a king"
Ford Prefect (9 days ago)
There was theatre after Shakespeare? Lies!
Oma Rumunna (9 days ago)
Wish I had clicked this earlier but I missed my TV shows. Had to catch up.
David Durant (9 days ago)
Hopefully restoration comedy soon :-D
BigNWide (9 days ago)
When will we see French theatre? Opera?
Flaming Basketball Club (16 hours ago)
BigNWide Soon! Very soon!
James Tang (9 days ago)
Molière
elfarlaur (9 days ago)
I assume that after the next one they'll spend some more time elsewhere catching up with what was going on in the renaissance in other places.
Rachael Lefler (9 days ago)
I want opera too... :|
sirkowski (9 days ago)
Kids these days don't want to lay bricks and kill people anymore.
killerrobotyo (9 days ago)
Hi
Pandas 999 (9 days ago)
Can u plz do an inspector calls?
Battle Beast (9 days ago)
Is this the last in the series?
Conner Fields (8 days ago)
. n, s said they were going to cover modernism The
Mendicant Bias (8 days ago)
Nope. Not even close. It's just that the English are about to have a bad case of Cromwell, and so CC is gonna have to migrate back to the Continent next to find some good public entertainment.
Amer Hussein (9 days ago)
WORD
Joe Campbell (9 days ago)
You guys mean theater after Christopher Marlowe. 😁
Oma Rumunna (9 days ago)
lol... yup
Thoggnee (9 days ago)
Can’t wait for Wycherley
Micah Lee (9 days ago)
Starting to see why Shakespeare is the popular one.... YIKES BEN!
CapriUni (9 days ago)
And yet, in their lifetimes, Ben and Will were friends and colleagues. The Lord Chamberlain's Men/The King's Men (Shakespeare's acting company -- it changed names after James 1 came to the throne) put on Jonson's plays, too. And, according to an account attributed to Shakespeare's daughter Judith, remained friends after Shakespeare retired. So... you know: the world of theater needs all kinds: Wes Cravens and Tom Stoppards. Though it is true that Shakespeare has aged particularly well; his writing is complex enough that each story can be reinterpreted to fit with modern mores.
Anna Rose (9 days ago)
Later on could you please do theatre videos for Tennessee Williams plays, like The Glass Menagerie, along with A Street Car Named Desire and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof; and also about Stanislavski, Artuad, Frantic Assembly and Brecht please :)
Anna Rose (9 days ago)
;3 😊😊
;3 (9 days ago)
Anna Rose we're getting there :)
Arrows Level 13 (9 days ago)
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