Englisch-Leistungskurs 11 wird Patenklasse des Theaterstücks „Brokeback Mountain“ am Stadttheater Trier

Ein Erfahrungsbericht in englischer Sprache und die Fotos der Veranstaltungen im Stadttheater Trier und im SCHMIT-Z e.V. geben Einblick in eine für die Schülerinnen und Schüler einmalige Erfahrung. 

"Brokeback Mountain” is a short story by Annie Proulx. It follows the complex and forbidden love between two cowboys, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, who meet while herding sheep on Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming. Despite their social expectations and personal struggles, the two men develop a deep emotional and physical bond that spans over two decades. The story explores themes of love, identity and the challenges of living authentically in a society that does not always accept or understand unconventional relationships.

We read the story in our English LK and, thanks to the planning of our teachers, we also had the opportunity to take part in a workshop at SCHMIT-Z e.V.  We learned a lot more about the history of homosexuality in the United States of America. We even had to decide and consider our own timelines to determine when significant events might have occurred. We were overwhelmed by the wealth of new knowledge we learned that day. Vincent Maron, the workshop leader, gave us some more insight into the historical and social background of 'Brokeback Mountain'.

After a while, our two classes were allowed to watch the theatre rehearsal!

Theaterpädagogin Carola Ehrt gave us a private tour of the backstage area, showed us how the costumes were made and how the emotions of the two characters on stage are metaphorically represented. She also discussed the concept of the distinctive iron stage setting and enabled us to talk to the director of the opera, Eike Ecker. After the backstage tour, we were all taken into the theatre. We took our seats and watched the singers and theatre crew as they tried to make everything look flawless and professional, from the singing to the acting.

It was a unique experience! Everyone did their best. We had a private preview of a brand-new opera production.

We even had a chance to talk to the actor of Ennis a week later. It was fascinating to learn about his perspective on many issues and to get an insight into the life of a professional opera singer.

Many thanks to the Stadttheater Trier and SCHMIT-Z e.V. for the great opportunity to accompany the rehearsals and to learn more about the history of homosexuality in the USA.

Sengül Yalcin


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