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ERIC Number: EJ1159947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1756-1221
The Performance and Pedagogy of Migration in the Foreign Language Classroom: Staging Roland Schimmelpfennig's "Der Goldene Drache"
Guenther, Christina
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v50 n2 p171-183 Fall 2017
This article explores how drama pedagogy in the foreign language classroom serves as a unique avenue for approaching the global issue of migration in the context of German-speaking Europe. The article focuses on how staging a contemporary play about migration, such as Roland Schimmelpfennig's "Der goldene Drache" (2009), in German for an English-speaking student and community audience can serve as a particularly rich example of cross-cultural translation. The article outlines the various steps in experiential learning involved in a German-language drama course and reflects on the potential for students and their instructor to be culturally transformed through the language of drama and the representation of migration. A brief discussion of Schimmelpfennig's play and its production in the context of a German drama course at a Midwestern university illustrates what the performance and pedagogy of migration might look like in the German foreign language classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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