The Philippine Komedya: History, Indigenization, Revitalization

Tiongson, Nicanor G. (2010) The Philippine Komedya: History, Indigenization, Revitalization. Philippine Humanities Review, 11. pp. 15-52. ISSN 0031-7802

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The komedya, the oldest genre of formal theatre in the Philippines, deserves to be studied by scholars and revitalized by theatre artists as an essential component of the Filipino national theatre. This essay introduces the komedya, by giving a short overview of its history, script and production and by discussing two important issues regarding the form: (a) its indigenization, or the process by which it became Filipino; and (b) its revitalization, or the ways by which the komedya was transformed in the past and is being transformed in the present.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue on the Komedya and Sarsuwela
Uncontrolled Keywords: komedya, theatre, theatre criticism, theatre history
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Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 15:11
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2017 15:11

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