Englischunterricht im Theater


Das war klasse! Die Erweiterungskurse der 6ten Klassen waren am Montag, den 27.4. 2015 im ‘ English Theatre‘ in Frankfurt !

‚The Canterville Ghost‘ von Oscar Wilde begeisterte das junge Publikum.

Theater statt Schule, prima! Mit richtigen Schauspielern sprechen, toll! Merken, dass das Sprachenlernen sinnvoll ist, wichtig!

Um 9 Uhr stieg man in den Zug nach Frankfurt, um 11 Uhr begann die Vorstellung. Die Schüler staunten, dass sie eine fremde Sprache

verstehen konnten, weil sie diese in der Schule gelernt hatten. Sie konnten sogar aktiv werden: Sie stellten Fragen auf Englisch an die Schauspieler.

Dieses einmaligen Erlebnis motivierte wohl alle, weiter diese schöne Sprache zu lernen.




The Canterville Ghost

by Clive Duncan

The story begins when the Otis family move into Canterville Chase. The family come from the United States of America and want to settle in a traditional English mansion. The problem is that the house is already inhabited by the Lord Simon Canterville, the Canterville Ghost. He has haunted the mansion for three hundred years and he cannot rest in peace until the time “when good speaks for ill, peace will come to Canterville”. The Otis family don´t believe the rumours and move in anyway. Sir Simon does his best to frighten them but the family is not afraid of him and he has to increase his attempts at scaring them. The family hears clanking chains, they witness reappearing bloodstains “on the floor just by the fireplace”, which are removed every time they appear in various forms. Humorously, none of these scare the Otis family in the least. In fact, upon hearing the clanking noises in the hallway, Mr Otis promptly gets out of bed and pragmatically offers the ghost lubricator to oil his chains.

Because the family are not impressed by Sir Simon, he feels increasingly helpless and humiliated. When Mrs Otis notices a mysterious red mark on the floor, she simply replies that she does “not at all care for blood stains in the sitting room”. When Mrs Umney informs Mrs Otis that the blood stain is indeed evidence of the ghost and cannot be removed, Washington Otis, the eldest son, suggests that the stain will be removed with Pinkerton’s Champion Stain Remover. Only one member of the family, the 15-year old Virginia, is sympathetic to Sir Simon´s plight and she is the key to removing the curse from Canterville…