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Merril: English Drama “The Red Rocking Chair” at NJUST

5月23日、24日晚,艺文馆剧场欢声笑语,外国语学院的加拿大籍外教Merril率部分公共英语研究生,为全校师生献上了他们自编自导自演的现代英语话剧《The Red Rocking Chair》。

演出过程中,台上表演者声情并茂,从表情、动作、对白到服装、灯光设计等都表现了相当高的水平,把观众牢牢吸引在剧情中,台下的观众时不时爆发出热烈的掌声与愉悦的欢笑声。演出结束后,演职人员与热情的观众进行了互动交流,就英语剧的创作、校园文化等展开了讨论。外国语学院院长赵学琴教授、朱菊芬教授全程观摩了戏剧,部分中外教师也到场观看了演出,大家一致对该剧给予高度肯定。

作为外国语学院的“校园英语文化节”系列活动之一,此次戏剧的特色在于吸纳公共英语研究生首次参与校园英语剧的演出,标志着我校的英语文化活动走向更广的范围,为我校的校园文化增添了新的色彩。据外国语学院介绍,他们将在以后的英语剧创作与演出中,尽量面向更多的理工科研究生,为同学们感悟英语语言文化提供更多机会与平台。

On the evening of May 23rd and 24th, Merril, the Canadian foreign teacher from the School of Foreign Languages of Nanjing University of Science and Technology, led some public English graduate students to present the modern English drama “The Red Rocking Chair” written, directed and performed by them to the teachers and students of the school.

During the performance, the performers on the stage were full of voices and emotions, from expressions, movements, dialogues to costumes, lighting design, etc., all showed a very high level, which firmly attracted the audience in the plot, and the audience off the stage burst out from time to time. Applause and joyful laughter. After the performance, the cast and crew interacted with the enthusiastic audience and discussed the creation of English dramas and campus culture. Professors Zhao Xueqin and Zhu Jufen, deans of the School of Foreign Languages, watched the play throughout the whole process, and some Chinese and foreign teachers also attended the show. Everyone gave high praise to the play.

As one of the “Campus English Cultural Festival” series of activities of the School of Foreign Languages, the feature of this drama is to attract public English graduate students to participate in the performance of campus English drama for the first time. According to the School of Foreign Languages, they will try their best to target more science and engineering graduate students in their future English drama creations and performances, so as to provide students with more opportunities and platforms for understanding the English language and culture.

(Source: Nanjing University of Science and Technology)

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