Der Neinsager Hide Der Jasager (Hebbel-Theater Berlin) (8 F). Media in category “Der Jasager”. The following 4 files are in this category, out of 4 total. Bertolt Brecht. Der Jasager und der Neinsager – Free download as PDF File .pdf) or view presentation slides online. Der Jasager (). School opera in two acts. Libretto by Bertolt Brecht, after the Japanese play Taniko (translated into German by Elisabeth Hauptmann from.

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Schuloper by Kurt Weill. When you agree to a course of action, you must understand it fully ” Wichtig zu lernen “. Do you have something to pass in? The chorus announces the theme of the work: Please take 3 minutes to write.

Act II The chorus explains that the teacher, the boy, and three older students are dsr the way back, and the boy is exhausted ” Die Leute haben die Reise in die Berge “. I ask my student to look again at the instructions I post after the first two readings:.

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Take three minutes to write a paragraph that presents an original claim about whether or not students would benefit from performing this opera. It was successful and there were over performances during the following three years. In Der Neinsagerthe boy answers no and suggests instead that a different custom should be introduced, “‘the custom that one must think afresh in every new situation”‘.

You resolved to go on and leave him there Deciding his fate is easy Enacting it is hard. Immediately after the third reading, I ask for volunteers to respond to three questions: He has said yes. He is asked whether he should be abandoned by his fellow hikers, for which the customary and expected response is yes.


The chorus reiterates the theme “Wichtig zu lernen” reprise. One variant of the story holds that the expedition is a quest for medicine, while another holds that it is in fact a religious pilgrimage. Did your argument change after each of the three pieces? Scene from a performance in Berlin.

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I deer that you should. Performance Information English title: Or do you consent that you should be hurled into the valley as the Custom prescribes? School opera in two acts. The majority of my students, especially those who volunteer to talk, produce three conventional paragraphs claiming that, yes, a group would benefit from performing the Brecht scenes. He has said no. And moreover the Custom says that the sick man must reply: Brecht subsequently revised the text twice, the final version, including Der Neinsagerbeing without music.

So are you consenting that you should be left behind? No, you should not turn back. Guide to orchestration, territory abbreviations, and publishers’ symbols. No, I do not consent. The teacher forbids him–the journey is too long and difficult and he should stay home. When the boy falls ill, the teacher tells him that he will contaminate the journey unless he agrees to be thrown to his death.

He admits that the boy is ill, and the students remind him of the strict old custom that whoever falls ill during the journey over the mountains must be hurled into the valley ” Wir wollen es dem Lehrer sagen “.

For a full version of this activity, please see my Chapter 4. Why have you not replied in accordance with the Custom?

The chorus explains that the teacher, the boy, and three older students are on the way back, and the boy is exhausted ” Die Leute haben die Reise in die Berge “. The boy decides that he knew the risks and should not impede the expedition.


When you were asked at the start if you would consent to whatever might happen on the journey, you replied yes. At which point, I finally acknowledge that my students were absolutely justified in their frustration with this belabored exercise, which takes fifteen minutes of class time or even more.

My answer was wrong, but your question was more so… as for the ancient Custom I see no sense in it. Of course, the pressure of Evaluation encourages them to apply the explicit instructions from the first prompt to Yes 2 and write a paragraph arguing for its unv value. He has answered as necessity demanded.

Der Jasager School opera in two acts. He has not replied in accordance with the Custom.

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EAMC All other territories: The child, who decided to join the journey in order to get medicine for his ill mother, becomes sick during the climb and the TEACHER tells him: He asks only that the three students fill his jar with medicine and take it to his mother, and they agree.

Whoever says A must also say B. Synopsis Act I The chorus announces the theme of the work: A teacher leads a hike in the mountains, among the hikers being a young boy whose mother is quite ill. I will think it over. Are you ready to throw him down into the valley? I rename the assignment an Unfree-Writing Exercise.