- moderne Dramatexte im Englischunterricht mit einer muttersprachlichen Dramapädagogin des White Horse Theatre erkunden
English Theatre Workshops are work in progress, using a range of creative and process-orientated scenarios as a method of learning. English as a foreign language is acquired rather than learned. Workshops offer a framework for holistic learning, both cognitive and through the senses. The sensory-practical exercises are linked to individual experience, they enable each participant to draw from their existing social skills and to develop their potential. The ´ensemble` approach ensures that all students learn from each other, regardless of their cognitive ability. Physical theatre opens the way for individual discoveries to be made which can be used as a valid resource for later analysis. This can be applied to both classical texts and modern literature.
Everyone has the possibility to be individually creative, while being part of a shared group experience. Warming-up sessions, using games and physical activities, take place in a relaxed atmosphere and stimulate the pupils for the following theatrical work. Simple drama techniques – e.g., tableaux, freeze-framing, thought-tracking and hot-seating, also forum theatre – introduce a playful treatment of the language and encourage speaking freely. Storytelling is actively explored, including discovering the subtext.
We will be working on text excerpts from Shakespeare, showing how dense text can be made accessible, to modern writers such as Tennessee Williams, Oscar Wilde, Tom Stoppard and Neil LaBute.