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miércoles, 27 de marzo de 2013

World Theatre Day

Projects, dreams, this year more than ever I should do a post on Theatre Day. Maybe you wonder why. The answer is pretty simple. I love theatre as much as I love any other manifestations of literature. Some of my teacher would say I use to mutter when I disagree with their procedures of teaching or the ideas expressed by the authors. But, I'm like this. If I don't protest, I wouldn't be me.
Now that I have this means I would like to thanks all of them for the effort put on me. THANK YOU!
I could about you about the origins of theatre and how many Greek tragedies I have read (actually I have read them all) and the origin of English theatre on float as our Easter's parade, where religions representations are performed. No, I'm not going to do that. Not even bother you about the beginning of Greek theatre as mere dance representations, and the development to the circle theatre to our nowadays semicircle one.

This post goes mainly to my brother who is fighting to find his place on this artistic world. Here you are a link to his blog and his entry to World Theatre Day 

A couple of years ago I have the honour to meet Azucena Alonso and even enjoyed her in one of her performances Tres Deseos, a cabaret where your dreams came true. Nowadays, Azucena, is not just an actress that I admire, she is also a friend.

Lately I have had the chance to meet 2.0 friends. I have the opportunity to meet Fernando J. López  on the signing of his book Las vidas que inventamos 

Fernando is also a playwrighter. At the moment, one of his plays is on stage at El Sol de York, Cuando fuimos dos.
There are two more people that I would like to meet one day: Juan Caballero and Alberto Arcos. You will get to know more about them on their personal webs.

World Theatre Day should be every day. We'll see each other at the theatre!
Raúl MC - Día Mundial del Teatro 

martes, 12 de marzo de 2013

Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day is a day in which you can do lots of activities, no matter how foolish they seem in order to raise fundings for a charity. This is done at my school at least once a term and this year, money. This year will go to the Pa de Sant Antoni of the Capuchin Friars, but on some other occasions, the fundraising goes to AYNE Perú.

Apart from wearing something funny in class, such as a red nose to raise awareness among the students, we are going to watch a video Mukure: Life in an Urban Slum for Denis, answer some questions and write our impressions

  • Who is the young boy? And who does he live with?
  • Where does he live? 
  • What is his environment like? 
  • What do you understand by the term ‘urban slum’?
  • What is Dennis’s life like?

In the UK, this event, Red Nose Day takes places on a Friday in March, every two years, alternately with Sport Relief , event where people run a mile for fundraising too. All the donations will go to Comic Relief, the charity which organises the event in the UK. 

English Plus 3 has a text where we find out about the origings of Comic Relief. "It started when a group of comedians decided to use comedy and humour to raise money to fight hunger, poverty, disease and injustice".

So this Friday 15, Do Something Funny for Money on Red Nose Day

Teaching English by Fran | Sport Relief