John Huston. Biography. Famous people in English. Personajes famosos en inglés.

John Huston Biography:

John Marcellus Huston (August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director, actor and sometime screenwriter. He is best known for having directed several great classic films, The Maltese Falcon, The Asphalt Jungle, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Key Largo, the The African Queen, and Prizzi’s Honor (for which his daughter, Anjelica, won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress). He won Best Director and Best Writing Academy Awards (Oscars) for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and was nominated for the Oscar at least a dozen additional times. His directing oeuvre, however, must be regarded as mixed because he directed a number of films that were of less than high quality, especially during his middle years.

Huston acted in many movies other than his own, sometimes memorably in good films and other times in films best described as forgettable, so his acting oeuvre must also be regarded as mixed. In addition to his genius as director, actor, and writer, he was known for drinking, gambling, womanizing, and generally being “an eccentric rebel of epic proportions,” as one commentator put it. Paul Newman once called Huston “the eccentric’s eccentric.” Huston’s career as one of the reigning luminaries of Hollywood lasted for five decades.

Early life

Huston was born in Nevada, Missouri, the son of the Canadian-born actor, Walter Huston (also an Academy Award winner, under John’s direction, for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Treasure of the Sierra Madre), and Rhea Gore, a reporter who traveled around the country looking for stories. John was of Scottish and Irish descent on his father’s side. An old story claims that the small town of his birth was won by John’s grandfather in a poker game.

John was the only child of the couple, and he began performing on stage with his vaudevillian father at age three. When he was seven his parents divorced, and after that he took turns traveling around the vaudeville circuit with his father, and the country with his mother on reporting excursions. He was a frail and sickly child, and was once placed in a sanitarium due to both an enlarged heart and kidney ailment. He recovered and quit school at age 14 to become a full-fledged boxer. Eventually he won the Amateur Lightweight Boxing Championship of California, winning 22 of 25 bouts. His trademark broken nose resulted from his boxing.

Career

At age 18 John married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Harvey. He also made his first professional stage appearance in a leading role off-Broadway entitled “The Triumph of the Egg.” That same year, in April 1925, he made his Broadway debut with “Ruint.” The following November he was in another Broadway show “Adam Solitaire.” He quickly grew restless in both his marriage and acting and left both for a sojourn to Mexico where he became an expert horseman and cavalry officer, writing plays on the side. Later he returned to America and attempted reporting work for newspapers and magazines in New York by submitting short stories to them. At one point mogul Samuel Goldwyn Jr. even hired him as a screenwriter, and he also appeared in a few unbilled film roles. But he grew restless again and by 1932 left for London and Paris where he studied painting and sketching.

Huston returned to America in 1933 and played the title role in a production of “Abraham Lincoln.” His father Walter had played Lincoln on film for D.W. Griffith in 1930. To develop his writing skills John began collaborating on some scripts for Warner Brothers. Warners was impressed with his talents and signed him on as both screenwriter and director for the movie to be made of the Dashiell Hammett mystery The Maltese Falcon (1941). That movie classic made a superstar out of Humphrey Bogart, provided the film acting debut for Sidney Greenstreet, and is still considered by many critics and filmgoers to be one of the greatest detective films ever made; Huston’s film directorial debut was scarcely less auspicious than that of Orson Welles for Citizen Kane, but Huston’s lifetime output was considerably greater.

During this time Huston also wrote and staged a couple of Broadway plays. He also directed bad-girl Bette Davis and good girl Olivia de Havilland in the film melodrama In This Our Life (1942), and three of his Maltese Falcon stars (Bogart, Mary Astor and Sydney Greenstreet) in the romantic war picture Across the Pacific (1942).

During World War II Huston served as a Signal Corps lieutenant. He went on to direct some film documentaries for the U.S. government, including Let There Be Light (1946), narrated by his father Walter. In 1946 Huston directed Jean-Paul Sartre’s experimental play “No Exit” on Broadway. The show ran less than a month and failed at the box-office, but did receive the New York Drama Critics Award as “best foreign play.”

Huston then stayed in Hollywood to write and/or direct some of the finest American cinema ever made including Key Largo (1948) and The African Queen (1951) (both with Bogart), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The Red Badge of Courage (1951) and Moulin Rouge (1952). Later films included Moby Dick (1956), The Unforgiven (1960), The Misfits (1961), Freud (1962), The Night of the Iguana (1964) and The Bible: In the Beginning… (1966), but these later films, although sometimes well-regarded, did not rise to the level of his earlier work. He did, however, deal with topics that others would not touch at that time, including homosexuality and psychoanalysis.

The six-foot-two-inch, brown-eyed director also acted in a number of films, with distinction in Otto Preminger’s The Cardinal for which he was nominated for the Academy award for Best Supporting Actor and in Roman Polanski’s Chinatown as the film’s central heavy against Jack Nicholson; he also had a good role in The Wind and the Lion. He also appeared in numerous roles in films best forgotten, but they did pay his fee, giving him the wherewithal to pursue his interests; two of those parts were in the terrible films Candy (1968) and Myra Breckinridge (1970).

Move to Ireland, Then Mexico

As supporters of human rights, Huston, director William Wyler, and others formed the “Committee for the First Amendment” in 1947; its goal was to undermine the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in its investigations of Communist influence in the film and theater worlds. Huston was disgusted with the blacklist in Hollywood so he moved to Saint Clerans in Ireland. He became an Irish citizen along with his fourth wife, ballet dancer Enrica (Ricki) Soma. They had two children, including their daughter Anjelica, who went on to have a great Hollywood career of her own. Huston moved yet again to Mexico where he married (1972) and divorced (1977) his fifth and final wife, Celeste Shane.

Academy Awards

In 1941, Huston was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Maltese Falcon. He was nominated again and won in 1948 for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, for which he also received the Best Director award.

Huston received 15 Oscar nominations in the course of his career. In fact, he is the oldest person ever to be nominated for the Best Director Oscar when, at 79 years old, he was nominated for Prizzi’s Honor (1985). He also has the unique distinction of directing both his father Walter and his daughter Anjelica in Oscar-winning performances (in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Prizzi’s Honor, respectively), making the Hustons the first family to have three generations of Academy Award winners.

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No Tears Left to Cry. Ariana Grande. Letra en inglés y video. Traducción al español. Selección de canciones en inglés.

Canciones en inglés: ” No Tears Left to Cry” de Ariana Grande; una de las canciones más escuchadas y de los vídeos más vistos del año. Ganó el Grammy al mejor álbum de pop vocal en 2019.

VIDEO DE LA CANCIÓN NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY DE ARIANA GRANDE.

No Tears Left to Cry – Ariana Grande. Letra completa en inglés

[Intro]
Right now, I’m in a state of mind
I wanna be in like all the time
Ain’t got no tears left to cry
So I’m pickin’ it up, pickin’ it up
I’m lovin’, I’m livin’, I’m pickin’ it up
So I’m pickin’ it up, pickin’ it up
I’m lovin’, I’m livin’, I’m pickin’ it up (oh, yeah)

Pickin’ it up (yeah), pickin’ it up (yeah)
Lovin’, I’m livin’, so we turnin’ up
Yeah, we turnin’ it up

[Verse 1]
Ain’t got no tears in my body
I ran out, but boy, I like it, I like it, I like it
Don’t matter how, what, where, who tries it
We’re out here vibin’, we vibin’, we vibin’

[Pre-Chorus]
Comin’ out, even when it’s rainin’ down
Can’t stop now, can’t stop so shut your mouth
Shut your mouth, and if you don’t know
Then now you know it, babe
Know it, babe, yeah

[Chorus]
Right now, I’m in a state of mind
I wanna be in, like, all the time
Ain’t got no tears left to cry
So I’m pickin’ it up, pickin’ it up (oh yeah)
I’m lovin’, I’m livin’, I’m pickin’ it up
Oh, I just want you to come with me
We on another mentality
Ain’t got no tears left to cry
So I’m pickin’ it up, pickin’ it up (oh yeah)
I’m lovin’, I’m livin’, I’m pickin’ it up

Pickin’ it up (yeah), pickin’ it up (yeah)
Lovin’, I’m livin’, so we turnin’ up
Yeah, we turnin’ it up

[Verse 2]
They point out the colors in you, I see ‘em too
And, boy, I like ‘em, I like ‘em, I like ‘em
We’re way too fly to partake in all this hate
We out here vibin’, we vibin’, we vibin’

[Pre-Chorus]
Comin’ out, even when it’s rainin’ down
Can’t stop now, can’t stop, so shut your mouth
Shut your mouth, and if you don’t know
Then now you know it, babe
Know it, babe, yeah

[Chorus]
Right now, I’m in a state of mind
I wanna be in, like, all the time
Ain’t got no tears left to cry
So I’m pickin’ it up, pickin’ it up (oh yeah)
I’m lovin’, I’m livin’, I’m pickin’ it up
Oh, I just want you to come with me
We on another mentality
Ain’t got no tears left to cry (so don’t cry)
So I’m pickin’ it up, pickin’ it up (oh yeah)
I’m lovin’, I’m livin’, I’m pickin’ it up

[Pre-Chorus]
Comin’ out, even when it’s rainin’ down
Can’t stop now, shut your mouth
Ain’t got no tears left to cry
Oh yeah, oh yeah

[Chorus]
Oh, I just want you to come with me
We on another mentality
Ain’t got no tears left to cry (cry)
So I’m pickin’ it up, pickin’ it up (oh yeah)
I’m lovin’, I’m livin’, I’m pickin’ it up

I’m pickin’ it up, pickin’ it up
Lovin’, I’m livin’, so we turnin’ up
Yeah, we turnin’ it up

No Tears Left to Cry – Letra completa traducida al español

[Intro]
Ahora mismo estoy en un estado mental
en el que quiero estar todo el tiempo.
No me quedan lágrimas para llorar
así que voy a remontar, voy a remontar,
voy a amar, voy a vivir, voy a remontar.
Así que voy a remontar, voy a remontar,
voy a amar, voy a vivir, voy a remontar (oh, sí).

[Estribillo]
Remontando, sí, remontando, sí.
Amando, voy a vivir, así que nos vamos a levantar,
sí, nos vamos a levantar.

[Estrofa 1]
No tengo lágrimas en mi cuerpo,
se me han acabado, pero chico, me gusta, me gusta.
No importa cómo, qué, dónde, quién lo intente,
estamos aquí fuera vibrando, estamos vibrando, estamos vibrando.

[Pre-estribillo]
Salimos, incluso cuando está lloviendo,
no podemos parar ahora, no podemos parar así que cierra la boca,
cierra la boca y si no sabes,
entonces ahora ya lo sabes, cariño,
lo sabes, cariño, sí.

[Estribillo]
Ahora mismo estoy en un estado mental
en el que quiero estar todo el tiempo.
No me quedan lágrimas para llorar
así que voy a remontar, voy a remontar,
voy a amar, voy a vivir, voy a remontar.
Oh, sólo quiero que vengas conmigo,
tenemos otra mentalidad.
No me quedan lágrimas para llorar
así que voy a remontar, voy a remontar, oh, sí,
voy a amar, voy a vivir, voy a remontar.

Remontando, sí, remontando, sí.
Amando, voy a vivir, así que nos vamos a levantar,
sí, nos vamos a levantar.

[Estrofa 2]
Se fijan en los colores que hay en ti, yo también los veo,
y chico, me gustan, me gustan, me gustan.
Somos demasiado buenos* para participar de todo este odio,
estamos aquí fuera vibrando, estamos vibrando, estamos vibrando.

[Pre-estribillo]
Salimos, incluso cuando está lloviendo,
no podemos parar ahora, no podemos parar así que cierra la boca,
cierra la boca y si no sabes,
entonces ahora ya lo sabes, cariño,
lo sabes, cariño, sí.

[Estribillo]
Ahora mismo estoy en un estado mental
en el que quiero estar todo el tiempo.
No me quedan lágrimas para llorar
así que voy a remontar, voy a remontar,
voy a amar, voy a vivir, voy a remontar.
Oh, sólo quiero que vengas conmigo,
tenemos otra mentalidad.
No me quedan lágrimas para llorar, entonces no lloro,
así que voy a remontar, voy a remontar, oh, sí,
voy a amar, voy a vivir, voy a remontar.

[Pre-estribillo]
Salimos, incluso cuando está lloviendo,
no podemos parar ahora, no podemos parar así que cierra la boca,
no me quedan lágrimas para llorar,
oh, sí, oh, sí.

[Estribillo]
Oh, sólo quiero que vengas conmigo,
tenemos otra mentalidad.
No me quedan lágrimas para llorar, llorar,
así que voy a remontar, voy a remontar, oh, sí,
voy a amar, voy a vivir, voy a remontar.

Remontando, sí, remontando, sí.
Amando, voy a vivir, así que nos vamos a levantar,
sí, nos vamos a levantar.

 

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Paul McCartney. Biography. Famous people in English. Personajes famosos en inglés.

Paul McCartney biography:

Paul McCartney is an English musician and a former member of the legendary music band ‘The Beatles’. A multiple Grammy Award winner, he is also a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Beatles in 1988, and as a solo artist in 1999), and one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. With his unprecedented success as a musician he has achieved a legendary status, and is regarded as one of the icons of 20th century English music. He loved music from a young age and was influenced by his father who was a trumpet player. He began writing songs as a teenager and started playing the guitar. As a young man he met John Lennon in a church festival and Lennon who played with a band invited Paul to join them. Soon other aspiring musicians too joined the group, and thus ‘The Beatles’ was born. Over the next few years ‘The Beatles’ went on to achieve phenomenal fame and all the group members, including Paul McCartney became internationally famous. He was already an influential figure by the time The Beatles broke up and easily embarked on a successful solo career. Along with all his musical achievements, he is also well-known for his philanthropic activities and social activism

He was born as James Paul McCartney on 18 June 1942 in Liverpool, England. His mother Mary Patricia was a midwife while his father James McCartney was a cotton salesman and jazz pianist with a local band. He has one younger brother.

He attended the Stockton Wood Road Primary School where he met and befriended George Harrison.

Paul McCartney’s mother died of breast cancer when he was just 14. The loss of his mother shattered the young boy.

As a teenager, he met John Lennon at a church festival. Since John too had lost his mother at a young age, the two boys bonded quickly and became friends. John had a band called the ‘Quarrymen’ and invited Paul to join the band.

Over the next few years, the band adopted the name, ‘The Beatles’. It also saw many changes in the personnel and by 1962 he line-up consisted of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

The band’s first single, “Love Me Do”, principally written by Paul McCartney in collaboration with Lennon was released in 1962. The single became a hit and the Beatles became very popular.

In 1965 the group released their album, ‘Help!’ which spawned the hit single “Yesterday” written by Paul McCartney. The song went on to become one of the most covered songs in the history of recorded music with more than 2,200 cover versions.

Paul McCartney gave the group an idea for a concept album, ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ which was released in 1976 to immediate success. It performed well commercially and was also critically acclaimed. It spent 27 weeks at the top of the albums chart in the United Kingdom and won four Grammy Awards in 1968.

Even though the band achieved phenomenal popularity and widespread success, the relations between the band members became strained and they started having frequent disagreements. Thus Paul McCartney left the band in 1970.

In 1971, he along with his wife Linda McCartney, session drummer Denny Seiwell, and former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine formed the rock band ‘Paul McCartney and Wings’.

 

Paul McCartney and Wings released several albums over the next decade including ‘Red Rose Speedway’ (1973), ‘Band on the Run’ (1973), ‘Venus and Mars’ (1975), ‘Wings at the Speed of Sound’ (1976), and ‘Back to the Egg’ (1979). The group disbanded in 1981 following disagreements over royalties and salaries.

The 1980s was a difficult time for Paul McCartney. He had become a drug addict and was arrested for possession of marijuana and fined. The same decade also saw the murder of his former partner, John Lennon, which deeply disturbed him. Even though he continued creating music, he could not achieve much success during this period.

During the 1990s, he collaborated with Martin Glover—popularly known as Youth—who was bassist of the rock band ‘Killing Joke’ and formed the band ‘The Fireman’. They came out with the album ‘Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest’, in 1993. The same year, McCartney released the rock album, ‘Off the Ground’.

He took a break from his solo career to work on ‘The Beatles Anthology’, a documentary TV series, a three-volume set of double albums, and a book focusing on the history of The Beatles. All the three surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, participated in the making of the works.

He continued touring, performing and recording new albums well into the new millennium even though he was now in his sixties. The albums he released during this period include ‘Ecce Cor Meum’ (2006), ‘Memory Almost Full’ (2007), and ‘Electric Arguments’ (2008).

His debut studio album, ‘McCartney’, released in 1970 peaked at No. 1 position on the US Billboard 200 chart and remained there for three weeks; it reached No. 2 in Britain.

The album ‘Band on the Run’ released by Paul McCartney and Wings, became the top-selling studio album of 1974 in the United Kingdom and Australia. It was eventually certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and remains his most successful album till date.

Awards & Achievements

Paul McCartney is a 21-time Grammy Award winner, including 12 as a member of ‘The Beatles’ and six as a solo artist.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: Class of 1988 as a member of the Beatles and Class of 1999 as a solo artist.

In 1997, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to music.

He received the Gershwin Prize for his contributions to popular music in 2010.

He received the French Légion d’Honneur for his services to music in 2012.

 

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CORSO DI SPAGNOLO INTENSIVO PER PREPARAZIONE ESAME DELE. TARIFFA FISSA 

OFFERTA 

CORSO DI SPAGNOLO INTENSIVO PER PREPARAZIONE ESAME DELE 

TARIFFA FISSA 

 

Puoi frequentare tutte le classi di cui hai bisogno fino al sostenimento dell’esame DELE B1, B2 o C1. Se non superi l’esame al primo appello potrai ugualmente continuare a frequentare le lezioni e ripresentarti ad un secondo appello.

 

Corso di spagnolo intensivo di 10 ore alla settimana e/o di preparazione al DELE

 

Corso DELE B1/ B2:1200€

      Corso DELE C1: 1400€  

Condizioni generali:

  •      Bisogna immatricolarsi per poter realizzare l’esame presso l’accademia Academia Paraninfo. 
  •       È necessario frequentare almeno il 90% delle lezioni.
  • L’offerta è valida per 12 mesi dalla data di iscrizione al corso.
    Bisogna inoltre fissare almeno una data per l’esame entro questi 12 mesi.
  • Per poter accedere all’offerta il livello iniziale deve essere almeno un A2. 
  • La tassa d’esame non è inclusa nell’offerta. 
  •       È possibile presentari al massimo a due appelli d’esame DELE in 12 mesi. 

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THE SLEEPER. EDGAR ALLAN POE. ESCOGIDAS EN INGLÉS. TRADUCIDAS AL ESPAÑOL. BIOGRAFÍA Y OBRAS.

Este mes hemos escogido un poema titulado “The Sleepers”.

Fue escrito por el reconocido y gran escritor  Edgar Allan Poe.

 

The sleeper:

At midnight in the month of June,
I stand beneath the mystic moon.
An opiate vapour, dewy, dim,
Exhales from out her golden rim,
And, softly dripping, drop by drop,
Upon the quiet mountain top.
Steals drowsily and musically
Into the univeral valley.
The rosemary nods upon the grave;
The lily lolls upon the wave;
Wrapping the fog about its breast,
The ruin moulders into rest;
Looking like Lethe, see! the lake
A conscious slumber seems to take,
And would not, for the world, awake.
All Beauty sleeps! — and lo! where lies
(Her easement open to the skies)
Irene, with her Destinies!

Oh, lady bright! can it be right —
This window open to the night?
The wanton airs, from the tree-top,
Laughingly through the lattice drop —
The bodiless airs, a wizard rout,
Flit through thy chamber in and out,
And wave the curtain canopy
So fitfully — so fearfully —
Above the closed and fringed lid
‘Neath which thy slumb’ring sould lies hid,
That o’er the floor and down the wall,
Like ghosts the shadows rise and fall!
Oh, lady dear, hast thous no fear?
Why and what art thou dreaming here?
Sure thou art come p’er far-off seas,
A wonder to these garden trees!
Strange is thy pallor! strange thy dress!
Strange, above all, thy length of tress,
And this all solemn silentness!

The lady sleeps! Oh, may her sleep,
Which is enduring, so be deep!
Heaven have her in its sacred keep!
This chamber changed for one more holy,
This bed for one more melancholy,
I pray to God that she may lie
Forever with unopened eye,
While the dim sheeted ghosts go by!

My love, she sleeps! Oh, may her sleep,
As it is lasting, so be deep!
Soft may the worms about her creep!
Far in the forest, dim and old,
For her may some tall vault unfold —
Some vault that oft hath flung its black
And winged pannels fluttering back,
Triumphant, o’er the crested palls,
Of her grand family funerals —
Some sepulchre, remote, alone,
Against whose portal she hath thrown,
In childhood, many an idle stone —
Some tomb from out whose sounding door
She ne’er shall force an echo more,
Thrilling to think, poor child of sin!
It was the dead who groaned within.

 

La durmiente

A medianoche, en el mes de junio,
permanezco de pie bajo la mística luna.
Un vapor de opio, como de rocío, tenue,
se desprende de su dorado halo,
y, lentamente manando, gota a gota,
sobre la cima de la tranquila montaña,
se desliza soñolienta y musicalmente
hasta el universal valle.
El romero cabecea sobre la tumba;
la lila se inclina sobre la ola;
abrazando la niebla en su pecho
las ruinas se van a dormir.
Parecido a Leteo, ¡mira!, el lago
parece que se entrega a un sueño consciente
y no despertaría por nada del mundo.
¡Toda la belleza duerme! Y ¡mira dónde reposa
Irene, con sus destinos!

¡Oh, ilustre señora!, ¿cómo puede estar bien
esta ventana abierta a la noche?
El aire travieso, desde la cima de los árboles,
pasa riendo a través de la reja.
Aires incorpóreos, revoltoso brujo,
entran y salen de tu aposento revoloteando,
y mueve el dosel de las cortinas
tan caprichosamente -tan temerariamente-
por encima de la cercana y orlada cobertura
bajo la cual tu alma adormecida reposa escondida,
que, sobre el suelo y por las paredes abajo,
¡como fantasmas las sombras suben y bajan!
¡Oh, querida señora!, ¿no tienes miedo?
¿Por qué y qué estás tú soñando aquí?
¡Seguro que vienes de allende lejanos mares,
atraída por este jardín!
¡Extraña es tu palidez! ¡Extraño tu vestido!
¡Extraña, sobre todo, la longitud de tu trenza,
todo ese silencio solemne!

¡La señora duerme! ¡Oh, que pueda su dormir
que permanece, ser tan profundo
que el cielo la tenga bajo su sagrada protección!
Este aposento se preparó para otra más santa,
esta cama para otra más melancólica.
¡Rezo a Dios para que repose
con los ojos cerrados para siempre,
mientras los pálidos amortajados fantasmas pasan!

¡El amor mío duerme! ¡Oh, que pueda ella dormir,
tan profundamente como largo sea tu sueño!
¡Que los gusanos se deslicen hacia ella suavemente!
En lo profundo del bosque, oscuro y viejo
puede aparecer algún alto cofre para ella,
algún cofre que se abra frecuentemente
su negra tapa como unas alas,
triunfantes, sobre los pináculos de los palios,
de los grandiosos funerales de su familia
-algún sepulcro, remoto, solitario,
contra cuya tapa ella ha tirado
muchas piedras distraídas en su niñez-.
Alguna tumba de cuya chirriante puerta
ella no pueda forzar nunca más un eco,
temblando al pensar, ¡pobre niña de pecado!,
que eran los muertos que gemían dentro.

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Cursos Intensivos de Español DELE – Tarifa plana

OFERTA TARIFA PLANA

 

CURSOS DE ESPAÑOL INTENSIVOS

 

PREPARACIÓN DELE

Puedes asistir a tantas clases necesites hasta presentarte al examen DELE B1 o B2  o C1 .

Si los suspendes puedes continuar con las clases  y presentarte a una segunda convocatoria de examen.

 Curso español intensivo 10 h/semana y/ o preparación al DELE

Curso DELE B1/ B2:1200€

      Curso DELE C1: 1400€  

Condiciones:

  • Matricularse para realizar el examen en Academia Paraninfo DELE
  • Asistir a clase al menos un 90% de las mismas.
  • La oferta es válida por 12 meses desde la inscripción en el curso, y se ha de fijar al menos una fecha de examen dentro de esos 12 meses.
  • Nivel inicial para acceder a la oferta desde A2
  • Tasa de examen no incluida en la oferta
  • Máximo dos convocatorias examen DELE en 12 meses

*también es posible la tarifa plana con el curso intensivo de español 20 horas semana , pregunta por la tarifa  plana especial 20€.

 

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Katharine Hepburn Biography. Famous people in English. Personajes famosos en inglés.

Katharine Hepburn Biography

Hepburn was more a personality than an actress when she took the professional plunge after graduating from Bryn Mawr in 1928; her first stage parts were bits, but she always attracted attention with her distinct New England accent and her bony, sturdy frame. The actress’ outspokenness lost her more jobs than she received, but, in 1932, she finally scored on Broadway with the starring role in The Warrior’s Husband. She didn’t want to sign the film contract offered her by RKO, so she made several “impossible” demands concerning salary and choice of scripts. The studios agreed to her terms, and, in 1932, she made her film debut opposite John Barrymore in A Bill of Divorcement (despite legends to the contrary, the stars got along quite well). Critical reaction to Hepburn’s first film set the tone for the next decade: Some thought that she was the freshest and most original actress in Hollywood, while others were irritated by her mannerisms and “artificial” speech patterns. For her third film, Morning Glory (1933), Hepburn won the first of her four Oscars. But despite initial good response to her films, Hepburn lost a lot of popularity during her RKO stay because of her refusal to play the “Hollywood game.” She dressed in unfashionable slacks and paraded about without makeup; refused to pose for pinup pictures, give autographs, or grant interviews; and avoided mingling with her co-workers. As stories of her arrogance and self-absorption leaked out, moviegoers responded by staying away from her films. The fact that Hepburn was a thoroughly dedicated professional — letter-perfect in lines, completely prepared and researched in her roles, the first to arrive to the set each day and the last to leave each evening — didn’t matter in those days, when style superseded substance.

Briefly returning to Broadway in 1933’s The Lake, Hepburn received devastating reviews from the same critics who found her personality so bracing in The Warrior’s Husband. The grosses on her RKO films diminished with each release — understandably so, since many of them (Break of Hearts [1935], Mary of Scotland [1936]) were not very good. She reclaimed the support of RKO executives after appearing in the moneymaking Alice Adams (1935) — only to lose it again by insisting upon starring in Sylvia Scarlett (1936), a curious exercise in sexual ambiguity that lost a fortune. Efforts to “humanize” the haughty Hepburn personality in Stage Door (1937) and the delightful Bringing Up Baby (1938) came too late; in 1938, she was deemed “box-office poison” by an influential exhibitor’s publication. Hepburn’s career might have ended then and there, but she hadn’t been raised to be a quitter. She went back to Broadway in 1938 with a part written especially for her in Philip Barry’s The Philadelphia Story. Certain of a hit, she bought the film rights to the play; thus, when it ended up a success, she was able to negotiate her way back into Hollywood on her own terms, including her choice of director and co-stars. Produced by MGM in 1940, the film version was a box-office triumph, and Hepburn had beaten the “poison” label.

In her next MGM film, Woman of the Year (1942), Hepburn co-starred with Spencer Tracy, a copacetic teaming that endured both professionally and personally until Tracy’s death in 1967. After several years of off-and-on films, Hepburn scored another success with 1951’s The African Queen, marking her switch from youngish sophisticates to middle-aged character leads. After 1962’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Hepburn withdrew from performing for nearly five years, devoting her attention to her ailing friend and lover Tracy. She made the last of her eight screen appearances with Tracy in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), which also featured her niece Katharine Houghton. Hepburn won her second Oscar for this film, and her third the following year for A Lion in Winter; the fourth was bestowed 13 years later for On Golden Pond (1981). When she came back to Broadway for the 1969 musical Coco, Hepburn proved that the years had not mellowed her; she readily agreed to preface her first speech with a then-shocking profanity, and, during one performance, she abruptly dropped character to chew out an audience member for taking flash pictures. Hepburn made the first of her several television movies in 1975, co-starring with Sir Laurence Olivier in Love Among the Ruins — and winning an Emmy award, as well. Her last Broadway appearance was in 1976’s A Matter of Gravity.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Hepburn continued to star on TV and in films, announcing on each occasion that it would be her last performance. She also began writing books and magazine articles, each of them an extension of her personality: self-centered, well-organized, succinct, and brutally frank (especially regarding herself). While she remained a staunch advocate of physical fitness, Hepburn suffered from a genetic condition, a persistent tremor that caused her head to shake — an affliction she blithely incorporated into her screen characters. In 1994, Warren Beatty coaxed Hepburn out of her latest retirement to appear as his aristocratic grand-aunt in Love Affair. Though appearing frailer than usual, Hepburn was in complete control of herself and her craft, totally dominating her brief scenes. And into her nineties and on the threshold of her tenth decade, Katharine Hepburn remained the consummate personality, actress, and star.

On June 29, 2003 Katharine Hepburn died of natural causes in Old Saybrook, Connetticut. She was 96.

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