Roman Theatre History Drama Lesson

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Roman Theatre History drama lesson plan that accompanies the Roman Theatre History PowerPoint presentation. Ages 12 and up.

Do you want to teach a basic lesson on theatre in ancient Rome, but don’t want to reinvent the wheel? We have done all the work for you! This lesson has an accompanying Roman Theatre History PowerPoint Presentation.

In this ten-page drama lesson, students will learn the basics of Roman theatre, (origins of Roman theatre; relationship to sports arenas and events; playwrights, descriptions of the actors; overview of pantomime and commedia dell’arte; and more). Students will also participate in creating their own pantomime or Commedia dell’arte performance for the class!

The drama lesson includes:
  • Overview
  • PowerPoint presentation transcript (slide by slide)
  • Ancient Roman theatre quiz
  • Quiz answer key
  • Activity instructions for teacher
  • Activity instructions hand-out for students

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