“Wild Weekend” – A Play by Vienna English Theatre School Tours On   Tuesday,   March   5 th ,   2019   the   3 rd    and   4 th    formers   of   the   NMS   Vomp   Stans   went   to   Schwaz   to   see   the   play   “Wild   Weekend”,   an   English   theatre   production   by   Vienna   English   Theatre.   Equipped with knowledge about the content of the play, thanks to the textbook that was sent to us before, we enjoyed one hour of acting in English, performed by two actresses and two actors from the UK. We   were   impressed   by   the   dramatic   skills   the   actors   and   actresses   exhibited.   We   were   entertained   by   their   range   of   movements   and   their   ability   to   vary   voice.   It   seems   that   a   theatre   play   is   an opportunity to engage with an authentic live performance first-hand and in the most direct way possible. Moreover,   the   play   provided   the   chance   to   experience   English   as   a   true   means   of   communication,   since   the   actors   and   actresses   performed   in   a   language   that   we   study   in   school.   Due   to   this authenticity,   students   showed   great   interest   in   accents   of   English   and   how   these   accents   can   make   the   same   language   sound   different.   Some   of   our   students   were   astonished   to   learn   that   English truly   was   the   lingua   franca   they   needed   to   use   if   they   wanted   to   communicate   with   the   actors   and   actresses   after   the   play.   We   as   teachers   were   very   pleased   and   impressed   to   find   out   that   our students were happy to accept the challenge and willingly approached the actors and actresses to talk to them in English. I   strongly   believe   that   this   excursion   was   beneficial   to   us   on   different   levels,   from   experiencing   theatrical   acting   skills   to   enhancing   language   skills   and   encouraging   students   to   use   English   as   a   means of communication without reservations. This is something to learn from our students.
Some of the students’ feedback: In my opinion, Angus played well; he was the best because his personality was realistic. I liked Denise very much. She is a girl and she can go camping alone and has no problems. The play was interesting because of the problems it talked about. All the actors acted well but my favourite actor was Angus because he was so funny. When Denise attacked the other camp, I liked the way she jumped around. I liked Shanes’ moves at the beginning of the play.
“Wild Weekend” – A Play by Vienna English Theatre School Tours On   Tuesday,   March   5 th ,   2019   the   3 rd    and   4 th    formers   of   the   NMS   Vomp Stans    went    to    Schwaz    to    see    the    play    “Wild    Weekend”,    an    English theatre     production     by     Vienna     English     Theatre.     Equipped     with knowledge   about   the   content   of   the   play,   thanks   to   the   textbook   that was    sent    to    us    before,    we    enjoyed    one    hour    of    acting    in    English, performed by two actresses and two actors from the UK. We    were    impressed    by    the    dramatic    skills    the    actors    and    actresses exhibited.   We   were   entertained   by   their   range   of   movements   and   their ability   to   vary   voice.   It   seems   that   a   theatre   play   is   an   opportunity   to engage   with   an   authentic   live   performance   first-hand   and   in   the   most direct way possible. Moreover,   the   play   provided   the   chance   to   experience   English   as   a   true means   of   communication,   since   the   actors   and   actresses   performed   in   a language   that   we   study   in   school.   Due   to   this   authenticity,   students showed   great   interest   in   accents   of   English   and   how   these   accents   can make   the   same   language   sound   different.   Some   of   our   students   were astonished   to   learn   that   English   truly   was   the   lingua   franca   they   needed to   use   if   they   wanted   to   communicate   with   the   actors   and   actresses after   the   play.   We   as   teachers   were   very   pleased   and   impressed   to   find out   that   our   students   were   happy   to   accept   the   challenge   and   willingly approached the actors and actresses to talk to them in English. I   strongly   believe   that   this   excursion   was   beneficial   to   us   on   different levels,   from   experiencing   theatrical   acting   skills   to   enhancing   language skills     and     encouraging     students     to     use     English     as     a     means     of communication   without   reservations.   This   is   something   to   learn   from our students.
Some of the students’ feedback: In    my    opinion,    Angus    played    well;    he    was    the    best    because    his personality was realistic. I   liked   Denise   very   much.   She   is   a   girl   and   she   can   go   camping   alone and has no problems. The play was interesting because of the problems it talked about. All   the   actors   acted   well   but   my   favourite   actor   was Angus because he was so funny. When   Denise   attacked   the   other   camp,   I   liked   the   way   she   jumped around. I liked Shanes’ moves at the beginning of the play.