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like a cat on a hot tin roof: meaning
THE PLAY (1955 Pulitzer Prize winner)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams (1955)
The author. TWFEST: Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literaty Festival (March 30 - April 3 2016).
Sparknotes study guide. LitCharts visual study guide.
Main themes:
Lies (Mendacity!!!)
Unrequited Love and Sexuality
Difficulty of Communication
Memory, Nostalgia, Regret
BROADWAY 's production with Scarlett Johansson (2008)

THE FILM (1958)

MAGGIE: "I feel all the time like a cat on a hot tin roof"
BRICK: "Then, jump off the roof, Maggie, jump off it"

Can you notice the musical rhythm of the Southern American accent?
MAGGIE: "I don't mind making a fool of myself over you"

Mendacity scene:

I Wish I Was In Dixie Land (Confederate Anthem)
Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton,
Old times there are not forgotten.
Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land!

In Dixie Land, where I was born in,
early on one frosty mornin'.
Look away, …



Six extraordinary stories, one unmissable series. Redfern Now is the first drama series written, directed and produced by Indigenous Australians.
Over six episodes, six different families lives are changed by a moment's decision, an accident or a seemingly insignificant incident.Injustice, consequences and downward spirals dominate this exquisite and compassionate drama about urban Indigenous lives.

Title sequence
Season 1 Episode 1
Season 1 Episode 2

Redfern Now: The Guardianarticle.

Redfern, New South Wales (Australia)
Redfern Street
Redfern Oral History

Deadly spring storm blasts Europe

1 April 2015 BBC Weather
Hurricane force winds claim several lives across Europe and caused major travel disruption.

Please, do notice the day. April 1st!!!!!

OPEN DAY 23 April 2015 EOI Alcalá de Henares

For all the activities we've planned out you can check the programmehere.


The programme with specific times and activities will be available on the EOI Alcalá website shortly.
You can bring your family, friends, neighbours,... Everybody is welcome!! I'll be there the whole afternoon/evening shift and really hope to see you there!!
By the way, our school will hold the 25th anniversary next year but do you know how old the "Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas" are? OVER 100 YEARS OLD!!! "Un siglo de tránsito por otras lenguas" (El País, 29-03-2011) (enseñanza de idiomas) Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas de la Comunidad de Madrid
Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Alcalá de Henares
Allow me to wrap this post up with a personal recommendation. Some years ago, one of my students recommended a book that I enjoyed tremendously. It was La tésis de Nancy by Ramon J. Sénder. I know, I know, it's in Spanish but, nevertheless you'll be able to put to test your English knowledge since only people who can speak both English and Spanish can fully …