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English Workshop with Jack Blackburn





> Die Gruppe und Jack Blackburn
2 Eric und Thorsten
3 So how would you define ...
4 Was Mr Blackburn strict?
5 Was it difficult for you to understand him?
6 Max + Thorsten at acting
7 Werner Charlet, der Englischlehrer der Klasse
8 Would you recommend the workshop?



Die 10e erwartungsfroh
2 Eric (rechts, oben)und Thorsten (rechts, unten): kommen zu Wort

Der Workshop bei Herr Blackburn war sehr interessant.

Wir haben eine Menge über das Theaterspielen gelernt und konnten auch ein wenig Englisch sprechen.



Zu lachen gab es auch immer etwas, weil Herr Blackburn ein sympathischer und humorvoller Mensch ist. Er erklärte die Übungen so gut, dass man es leicht umsetzten konnte, obwohl es auf Englisch war.

Im folgendem Interview erfahrt ihr einiges von unseren Erfahrungen, selbstverständlich auf Englisch.

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So how would you define the workshop you did with Mr Blackburn?


Alex: Well, I’d say it was really fun. It was totally different from normal school life.
Swana: Oh, It was very nice and interesting. We all had a lot of fun.
Fritzi: It was a good experience but I’m not so fond of acting, that’s why I couldn’t enjoy it that much.

Kay: It was really practising a subject. Normally it’s theoretical, but this was really learning by doing. And I think this kind of learning is much more fun.
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Did you also find it informative?


Alex: Yes, it was very interesting and we learned lots of new things.

Asra: We learned a lot about the theatre and how to act with feelings.
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For example?

Alex We learned how to express different moods

Swana: We learned how to express what we think and feel with our body, voice and face and how to act properly.

Nelly: It was interesting to see how this man taught us.
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Was Mr Blackburn strict?


Michael: He was very critical. I think that’s good because you can’t be a good actor, if you can’t play exactly the feelings.

Leonie: Yes, he was. But that was good. We did serious work.

Veronika: He’s friendly but could also be strict. And he knows how to make people acting well. He corrected us but the whole workshop was on a high working level and not so easy. But the atmosphere was friendly all the time.

Fritzi: Most of the time he said it was fine, but he always wanted to have something better in your acting.


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Mr. Blackburn


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No time to laugh?


Leonie: I don’t want to give a wrong impression. Mr Blackburn was also very funny and we laughed a lot.

Mareike: The atmosphere was great, we laughed a lot. Sometimes for some exercise we had to be serious, but the rest of the time was very funny.

5 Was it difficult for you to understand him?


Leonie: No, I didn’t have any problems, because the instructions were easy to understand and Mr Blackburn showed us what he wanted us to do.

Svenja: I was very surprised that I understood him so well.

Julian: The lesson was good practise in English. It was good because you had the chance to talk to a person who was born in England.


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What do you think of Jack Blackburn?


Alex: Oh, he is really funny. It’s nice working with him and he is really living in his work.
Michael: Oh, he looked very friendly, and as he spoke to us, I could notice that he spoke clearly and this was good for us, I think.
Max: He was a crazy person with a funny personality.
Eric: Jack was a fantastic. He’s a great coach.

Daniel: Mr Blackburn seems to be a very nice and friendly person.


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Did you rehearse a whole play?
Alexandra- At first Mr Blackburn showed us 7 different ways to move. We were to run around the room, he called out a number and we had to move like that.

Leonie: No, we just played different scenes from a play called “Gizmo”. It is very difficult to play.

Laura: Every pair learned a part of the play and then they acted it in front of the others.
njuli: First we learned some steps to walk like a drunken or a very nervous man. After that we began to train for the play “Gizmo”
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Where is the difficulty?


Leonie: In this play two persons move exactly synchronously. We practised the parts and had to watch that we were doing exactly the same. That isn’t easy when you can’t look at each other.

Laura: It is very difficult to do the same like your partner. Some exercises were really complicated.

Veronika: We walked in a circle and shouted a line. It was strange because we were not allowed to smile!

Mara: At first we thought about what we wanted to do. Then we tried to harmonize every little movement and at last, we practised. Normally you would need more time but we did as well as we could, so it was okay.

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Did you do all the exercises with the same partner?

Laura: No, we didn’t! We had to change our partners after each exercise.

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Did he also show you how to act?


Svenja: Yes, he showed us how to fight. It is very difficult to react when another person is going to punch you.

Ramona: I think he is a very good artist. Sometimes he made very funny movements where everybody laughed, but he didn’t. He was very professional.
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Did he tell you something about his work at a theatre?

Svenja: Yes, he told us lots of things. That was very interesting.

> Werner Charlet, Englischlehrer der Klasse, kommt zu Wort


Werner CharletSchon seit einigen Jahren reist Mr Blackburn aus England an, um mit unseren Schülern Theater zu spielen. Mittlerweile ist sein Workshop fester Bestandteil im Englischunterricht an der DSL.

Die Dreieichschule bietet seit diesem Schuljahr Darstellendes Spiel als Unterrichtsfach an und  Mr Blackburns workshops sind für den Englischunterricht eine wichtige Bereicherung.

Mr Blackburn ist ein Regisseurs und Schauspieler mit großer Erfahrung. Die Schüler lernen von ihm vor allem den Umgang mit sich selber, Ihrem Körper und einem Partner. Dann aber auch das Auftreten auf einer Bühne, dazu auch mit Publikum.

Weil Mr Blackburn als Regisseur über eine lange Erfahrung mit Schauspielern verschiedener Theatergruppen verfügt, geht er mit den Schülern wie mit seinen Schauspielern um. Sie sind gleichberechtigt, wenn es sich um die Umsetzung von Szenen handelt, wobei Mr Blackburn ihnen die nötigen handwerklichen Fähigkeiten vermittelt. Er kritisiert aber auch, wenn es darum geht, glaubwürdig auf der Bühne zu stehen.

Allein das würde schon genügen, doch alles geschieht in der Fremdsprache Englisch durch einen native speaker, also ein muttersprachliches Vorbild. In der Regel vier Stunden lang bespricht Mr Blackburn einen kleinen Ausschnitt aus einem Theaterstück und wird nicht müde, den Teilnehmern Geschichten zu erzählen, Szenen vorzuspielen, Haltung, Sprache, Mimik und Gestik zu kommentieren und zu verbessern.

Die Schüler tauchen in eine sprachlich andere Welt ein. Auch wenn dies nur vorübergehend ist, bedeuten die vier Stunden eine sehr intensive authentische Erfahrung in vielen Bereichen gleichzeitig. Deswegen macht es für uns Sinn, die Schüler mit diesen Eindrücken zu konfrontieren.

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How was the atmosphere in your class?


Jasmin: Very good. All were relaxed and it was funny to work with him.

Swana: It was wonderful, all easy-going. There weren’t any groups, just everyone jumbled up. Almost everybody was really in it, excited and not caring about embarrassing himself.
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Do you see any negative aspects in the workshop?


Kristina: It was bad that we had such a small room. I think it would have been better if we had a bigger room.

Asra: We were too many people in a too small room. The time was too short. But the atmosphere was good.

Mara: You need more time and more breaks. After practising you need a moment to relax – It is hard.

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Was there enough time for the workshop?


Michael: We had four school periods, but I think you need six to have a good workshop.

Leonie: No, I’d liked to finish rehearsing the whole play.

Swana: In the end it started to get a bit long.-winded and boring. The concentration went down fast and then the fun along with it.

Kristina: The time was a little bit too short.

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Would you recommend the workshop?


Michael: Yes, definitely. It was very amusing.

Jasmin: Yes, the workshops are very recommendable. And it’s very funny and fascinating for the pupils, but for the adults, too.

Julian: Of course, it was really fun and much better than normal lessons.

Kristina: Yes, I think we learned a lot about playing theatre and we had a nice time.

Asra: Yes, of course! It’s a good chance to learn a lot about the theatre and to become better in English.

Mara: Yes everybody could and should do this. Maybe every class could have a theatre day once a year.

Fritzi: I recommend it because it’s a good alternative to the normal school day.

Max: Oh, yes. It was wonderful!

Alexandra: I liked it as it was. It was good for me that the workshop was more about playing than speaking. It’s easier for me to play than to speak.

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What would you tell these pupils?

Asra: Be creative. Do what Mr Blackburn says and don’t laugh. And enjoy the time – It’s an interesting experience.

Webteam, 11.3.2007