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I LIKE TO BE IN AMERICA

West Side Story most famous scene:
This theme has been widely explored in literature (The Great Gatsby, Of Mice and Men, etc.), music, films, ... Here you have more examples: AN AMERICAN TAIL (please, do notice "tail" and "tale"
are homophones).
PAPA MOUSEKEWITZ:
Our family was traveling
Through the snow to Minsk
Suddenly Papa
Saw those huge paw prints
When I heard him screaming
I fainted dead awaythe streets are paved with cheese
Oh there are no cats in America
So set your mind at ease ITALIAN MOUSE:
Ma la cosa terrible
Que esiste in la patria mia
If you think things were bad in Russia
You should see things in my country: The times were hard in Sicily
We had no provolone
The Don he was a tabby
With a taste for my brother Tony
When Mama went to plead for him
The Don said he would see her
We found her rosary on the ground
Poor Mama mia
But... ALL:
But there are no cats in America
And the streets are paved with cheese
Oh there are no cats in America
So set your mind at ease IRISH MOUSE…

GAME: QUESTIONS ONLY

Whose line is it anyway? TV improvisation show Questions Only Game: Two performers enact a given scene speaking only in questions, while the other performers wait off-stage, one behind each of them. If either performer speaks in a non-question, or takes too long to respond, the host sounds the buzzer and they are replaced by the performer behind them. 

You are on an international flight:
Cuba
stewardess
bomb
life vest
a juggler
equator/Ecuador
smell smoke
my cologne
essence of smoke
to be in charge
job description
being goofy

GLOBE HAMLET IN MADRID!

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Something to include in your bucket list: see a play by Shakespeare at the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. We all know it's not the original one but it stands where the real one stood and it has the same shape. Since it has no roof, te theatre season is mostly summer but sometimes they go on a world tour and if you are lucky, they might visit your country. We are lucky! They'll be performing Hamlet in Madrid (Teatros del Canal) on April 22, 23 and 24 2015. Goes without saying, it's really worth seeing, of course !! http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/

Hamlet is one of the most famous plays by William Shakespeare. We all know the famous sentences "to be or not to be..." or "something is rotten in the state of Denmark" but few can claim that they have read the play IN ENGLISH, of course.
Well, if you are thinking about seeing the play in April or just want to have a go at reading it, here you have a couple of links wi…