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Transcript of Philippine Theatre
Well integrated into the lives of tribal Filipinos
Theatre as a colonial tool
Love and Vengeance
most outstanding and enduring Philippine religious play
also known as pasion y muerte, tanggal, or centurion
started as the dramatization of Pasyong Genesis
attests to the importance placed by the regime on teaching Catholicism and propagating the gloryof the Spanish nation and culture
most important playlets are associated with the Christmas season
Usually in three acts with music and dancing interspersed between the prose dialogue, it focuses on a lover story between members of the upper classes, which is spiced up with comic love episodes between servants, and made more relevant with satirical attacks on usurers, corrupt politicians, oppressive landlords, lazy husbands whose husbandry is wasted on cock fighting and other vices.
Introduced the first "legitimate" theatre through the Westernized educational system
a potpourri of songs, dances, and comedy skits which showcase what is popular in the US.
a play in verse and/or prose and usually in one act
revolves on an aspect of Filipino comtemporary life
a type of drama which aims to make people cry
A type of drama which entertains with laughter
popular in Manila and environs as a vehicle of political protest
dares to paint the bloody struggle of Filipinos against American colonizers
"Theater of Instruction"
"Theater of the
a series of theatrical analyses and critiques developed in the 1950s
is largely based on the idea of dialogue and interaction between audience and performer. Moreover, these ideas have served as a framework for the development and evolution of stronger ideas
pioneered social realism on the modern Philippine stage
"Ang Paglalakbay ni Sisa"
evolved from symposia or rallies
usually inexpensive, portable and short plays