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Schauspielgruppe Anglistik

Second winter season production by the Schauspielgruppe des Anglistischen Seminars

Another War Story
Written and directed by Kathrin Pfändler

Imagine you fall in love and the only thing that stands between you and that specific someone is six years of war.

And yet, it is 1945, the war is over.

How do you stop fighting in a soldier's mind? How do you forget about 'nation' if it is what you have killed for? How do you escape from the ones that have been shot and burned and raped?

It is 1945, but when is the war over?

Performance Dates:
January 17-18 & 20-22, 2015, 7:00PM
*Theater im Romanischen Keller*

Ticket reservations: or


The Schauspielgruppe presents: Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (by Bert V. Royal)

The Peanuts gang are all grown up!

When CB's dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group's bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits.

Performance dates: 22/23/24/26/27/29/30 May, 8:00 PM & a Matinee Performance on 30 May, 2:00 PM.

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70 years of peace concert

Seventy years ago, the Second World War was drawing to a close in Europe. The Anglistenchor is celebrating the anniversary of the end of hostilities with a concert, "70 years of peace" on May 8, 2015 in the Peterskirche in Heidelberg. In addition to Herbert Howells' Requiem and a new work by Jan Wilke, the choir's former accompanist, the concert program features Rudolf Mauersberger's motet, Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst. Mauersberger was the cantor of the Church of the Holy Cross in Dresden during the Second World War and he composed this motet for the church choir shortly after the city was bombed in February, 1945. The text is taken from the same passage in the Bible that Thomas Tallis set to music in his Lamentations of Jeremiah, which rounds out the program. Tickets are available at all the usual ticket outlets and Reservix.


Assistant Teacher sought for Oakham School, Sept. 2015 - June 2016

Every year for the past 15 years, a student from this department has worked as an assistant teacher in the German Department of Oakham School, Rutland, UK. Oakham is a private school with an outstanding reputation, and it offers excellent working and living conditions. The German assistant teaches German conversation to small groups of students and helps out with German-themed events. Assistants receive free board and lodging plus £879 a month.

This assistantship is modelled on PAD assistantships and is therefore eligible to count as part of a praxissemester (ask for further details at interview).

Applications to be sent via email attachment only (Word or pdf files) to by Thursday, 7th May. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview in May. Please include an English and a German CV with current photo; an English and a German statement of motivation; a list of courses attended and grades obtained in both your subjects; and the name of a teacher willing to provide an informal reference.

Assistant Teaching Abroad: Meeting 16th July

There will be a meeting in room 108 at 4.15pm on Thursday, 16th July for everyone interested in finding out about assistant teaching in schools abroad next year.

An assistantship offers you the chance to gain schoolteaching experience, be integrated into community life, and get your stay abroad financed – and it can count towards your praxissemester.

All further info to be given at the meeting, including firsthand accounts from returning assistants.


Timeline Project

Since mid-July and throughout this summer the results of this past semester's Timeline Project Course are on exhibition on the walls of the institute's main staircase. The idea for this course was born from the feeling that during an English studies degree students are likely to compile many islands of knowledge, but it is sometimes hard to get a thorough overview and an understanding of larger social and historical contexts. In the course, we discussed the complexities of canon formation and literary historiography and then set out to create our own timeline. The course was partially held as e-learning course online, with an emphasis on individual research and peer review. Our timeline does not aim at completeness; it was built from the expertise and interests that the participants had assembled in the course of their studies. The outcome is therefore likely to echo the focus in teaching at our department. Apart from our little exhibition in the building, we hope to be able to put the timeline online in a more easily accessible version.


Richard III by William Shakespeare

presented by Schauspielgruppe des Anglistischen Seminars e.V.

Romanischer Keller Heidelberg
19.06.-23.06. + 25.06.-27.06.2015, 8pm

Tickets: € 6/ € 8
Reserve tickets:

In the fall-outs of the War of the Roses one man eagerly grabs for power. Richard III is a play about mistrust, paranoia, violence, and the lead character's strife for greatness. In a world of constant war and psychological as well as physical abuse everyone has to fend for themselves. This adaptation focuses on shifting loyalties, people's interactions in extreme situations, and egocentrism in every sense of the word. Today, in a society of continuous struggle for upward mobility, this play has lost none of its relevance.


H.C. Andersen: Two Tales in Song and Motion

18. Juli, 19 und 22 Uhr & 19. Juli, 19 Uhr,
Peterskirche Heidelberg

Karten erhältlich über Reservix.

Mit Schauspielgruppe und Chor hat das Anglistische Seminar gleich zwei hochkarätige Kulturgruppen im Haus, die immer wieder für Furore sorgen. Nun tun sich beide für ein einzigartiges Projekt zusammen. Aufgeführt werden die mit dem Pulitzer-Preis gekrönte „Little Match Girl Passion“ von David Lang sowie „Nightingale“ von Uģis Prauliņš — zwei Stücke, die wie die ihnen zugrunde liegenden Märchen mit ganz unterschiedlichem Charakter bestechen — gerade in der besonderen Akustik der Peterskirche. Der Chor bleibt für die Aufführung im Dunkeln, während die Schauspieler sich innerhalb eines komplexen Bühnenbilds in der lichtdurchfluteten Peterskirche bewegen. Insbesondere die Nachtvorstellung bietet hierfür eine ganz besondere Atmosphäre.


Writing Resources Center: Handouts

Not sure whether to use a colon or a semi-colon? Wondering how to cite an online corpus? Wishing you could browse through some editing tips? The Writing Resources Center has a new set of handouts addressing writing issues like these on its website. You can download the entire set or use the links in the table of contents to jump to specific topics. If you have a question that isn't covered, let us know:


The Schauspielgruppe des Anglischen Seminars presents:

How It Was
by Laurence Williams

The lives of five university kids and the bizarre ordeals that university brings as they take their first steps into adulthood are contrasted with an old couple at the tail end of theirs. A comedic drama about what it takes to grow up and when it's appropriate to brace your inner child.

Laurence Williams, the writer and director of this play, is a former Erasmus student at the Anglistisches Seminar and is presently working towards his M.A. degree at the HCA.

Performances: 4 - 5, 7 - 9, 11 - 12 December at @ 20:00

Theater im Romanischen Keller

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Am 6. Dezember gibt es einen ganz besonderen vorweihnachtlichen akustischen Leckerbissen: der Anglistenchor führt Händels Messiah in der Neuen Aula auf. Der Anglistenchor Heidelberg hat sich in den nun schon 25 Jahren seines Bestehens ein hohes Niveau erarbeitet. Sein letztes Jubiläumskonzert bestreitet der Anglistenchor gemeinsam mit den Spezialisten für die historische Aufführungspraxis des Karlsruher Barockorchesters und herausragenden Solisten: Violetta Hellwig (Sopran), Sandra Stahlheber (Alt), Sebastian Hübner (Tenor) und Florian Kontschak (Bass). Die musikalische Leitung des Konzertes liegt bei Clayton Bowman.

Eintrittskarten für 16-32 EUR regulär und 10-25 EUR ermäßigt (inkl. VVK-Gebühr) bei allen üblichen Vorverkaufsstellen und online bei, Restkarten ab 17:15 Uhr an der Abendkasse.

Teaching Assistantships in the U.S.

Lehramtsstudierende mit sehr guten Englischkenntnissen können sich bis zum 22. Mai 2015 beim Pädagogischen Austauschdienst (PAD) des Sekretariats der Kultusministerkonferenz als "Teaching Assistant" im kommenden Schuljahr an einer Schule in den USA bewerben. Das neue Programm unterstützt den Deutschunterricht an amerikanischen Schulen und ermöglicht jungen Deutschen, interkulturelle und pädagogische Erfahrungen zu sammeln. Der Einsatz erfolgt vom 1. Oktober 2015 bis zum 31. Mai 2016. Die Teilnehmer/-innen erhalten ein Stipendium von monatlich 850 Euro und einen Zuschuss zu den Reisekosten. Insgesamt können fünfzehn Stellen besetzt werden.

Nähere Informationen finden Sie unter Aktuelles und auf der Webseite des PAD.


Website: A-Z list

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