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Bilingual – Humanities and Theatre

English is the most important language in the modern world. It is crucial for your future that you are bilingual – that is to be able to communicate ideas and discuss subject matter in English. In choosing this profile you choose to learn bilingually. You will not only deepen your understanding of the subject matter but also your knowledge of the language that runs the world.

This profile consists of two one-year modules. We will use topics from History, Politics,
and Philosophy to discuss different aspects of influence and creatively interpret what we have learnt by using methods from Drama (acting and performing).       

This course emphasizes the practical aspect of theatre arts. You will develop individual performance skills and you may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to extend learning in the classroom. You will also engage with live performances in the evenings and/or outside the regular lessons.

Course Standards:       

        Active participation in dramatizing activities to build ensemble             
        Exploring voice and body work     
        Monologue, ensemble work and performance       
        Acting to perform in front of a live audience   
        Good English language skills       
        Ready to work extra time       

Module 1: History & Politics + Drama (acting and performing)

Imagine the European Nations did not exist. What would the world look like today?
Imagine you lived in the Roman Empire; how would you see other nations and people?
This module is about how History influences our modern world and how our interpretation of it shapes our understanding of the world we live in today.

We will also discuss how media, politics and economics influence each other.
Did Facebook decide the election of Donald Trump? What does Twitter have to do with revolutions in Egypt and Libya? We will try to find answers to these questions,
and we will use dramatic methods and techniques to approach the topics discussed.

Module 2: Philosophy + Drama (acting and performing)

They say we live in a free country. But are we really free? Can we be free? Should we be free at all? In this course we focus on the philosophical concepts of freedom and liberty.
We will read and discuss important philosophic theories which have shaped the way
we see ourselves and society today. We will also find creative ways of reading and interpreting these theories by combining philosophic thought with dramatic action.