1st Edition

Spielraum: Teaching German through Theater

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ISBN 9780367445461
November 3, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

Spielraum: Teaching German through Theater is a sourcebook and guide for teaching German language and culture, as well as social, cross-cultural, and multi-ethnic tensions, through dramatic texts. This book presents a range of theoretical and practical resources for the growing number of teachers who wish to integrate drama and theater into their foreign-language curriculum. As such, it may be adopted as a flexible tool for teachers seeking ways to reinvigorate their language classrooms through drama pedagogy; to better connect language study to the study of literature and culture; to inspire curricular rejuvenation; or to embark on full-scale theater productions.

Focusing on specific dramatic works from the rich German-speaking tradition, each chapter introduces unique approaches to a play, theme, and genre, while also taking into account practical issues of performance.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Vorspiel: Prelude

Schauspiel: Teaching German through Gestures

Trauerspiel: Teaching Tragedy

Lustspiel: Teaching Comedy

Zwischenspiel: Teaching Tragicomedy

Sprachspiel: Teaching Kabarett

Hörspiel: Teaching the Radio Play

Endspiel: Teaching Contemporary Transcultural Theater


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Lisa Parkes is a Senior Lecturer and Director of German Language Program, at Harvard University.