A Short History of the Philippine Sarsuwela (1879-2009)

Tiongson, Nicanor G. (2010) A Short History of the Philippine Sarsuwela (1879-2009). Philippine Humanities Review, 11. pp. 149-186. ISSN 0031-7802

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In the Philippines, the sarsuwela is a play with songs and dances that is usually written in colloquial prose. Containing from one to five acts, it presents typical Filipino characters moving within the framework of a love story and engaged in conflicts arising from contemporary social, political, economic, or cultural issues. The sarsuwela is also called sarsuela, zarzuela, sarsuelet, drama lirico, operetta, sarsuyla, dulang hinonihan, dulang inawitan, or dulang may awit in the various languages of the country.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue on the Komedya and Sarsuwela
Uncontrolled Keywords: sarsuwela, theatre, theatre history, zarzuela
Depositing User: Repo Admin
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 14:58
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2017 14:58
URI: http://philippineperformance-repository.upd.edu.ph/id/eprint/157

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