Theatre Was Suddenly In My Repertoire

Did I not join this university as a language translator?

How did I end up teaching English Theatre Arts as a co-curricular course?

It really matters not, because I am enjoying my role as an language educator here. More so because I love teaching enhancement of soft skills.

Tanah tumpahnya darah ku

Tanah tumpahnya darah ku

So my course began this week. We began with the obligatori Negaraku anthem song.

Game over man

Game over man

I tried getting the students to read part of the Aliens script – slightly modified – to get them to emote (with and without stage direction).

Randomisation of emotion

Randomisation of emotion

I dealt them this random lines exercise between two students to get them to emote better, but during the first week even “sadness” elicited an unstoppable wave of giggles.

ELCA 2017 script reading

ELCA 2017 script reading

During the second week I got the students to read the script that I wrote for students involved in another programme. Perhaps I need to write a blog post about that programme soon.

The students also watched an episode of the TV series Community to break down sections of plot. The show is fantastic in this regard as it sometimes break down its own stories at metatextual and comedic levels.

First Class

First Class

Class will resume in a couple of weeks after the mid-semester tests and Deepavali break.

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Khairul Hisham J. is a tabletop RPG artist, writer, proofreader, translator, teacher, grad student and learner-in-general.

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