Humor as Sedition/Seduction: Humor and Communitas in the Filipino Zarzuelas

Ancheta, Maria Rhodora G. (2010) Humor as Sedition/Seduction: Humor and Communitas in the Filipino Zarzuelas. Philippine Humanities Review, 11. pp. 320-358. ISSN 0031-7802

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This paper aims to study the zarzuela particularly Severino Reyes's Walang Sugat (ca. 1902), Juan Matapang Cruz's Hindi Aco Patay (1903), Aurelio Tolentino's Kahapon, Ngayon at Bukas (1903), and Hermogenes Ilagan's Dalagang Bukid (1917), as an early twentieth century Filipino art form and as repository of the ways by which humor operates to engender negotiations within community. It examines these specific texts in order to revaluate Philippine comedy and humor, exploring how their deployment of comic strategies illuminate and underscore the creation of communitas in Filipino terms. It also examines the complicity of humor in defining nation as community, thereby solidifying and strengthening the nationalist struggle as one that is based, too, on local knowledge and everyday life.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue on the Komedya and Sarsuwela
Uncontrolled Keywords: humor, sarsuwela, theatre, theatre criticism, zarzuela
Depositing User: Repo Admin
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 15:00
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2017 15:00

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