The Theaters of Manila 1846-1896

Laconico-Bueanventura, Cristina (1979) The Theaters of Manila 1846-1896. Philippine Studies, 27 (1). pp. 5-37. ISSN 2244-1093 (Print), 2244-1638 (Online)

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This study centers on the theaters and theatrical activities in Manila from 1846 to 1896. It examines the buildings and the presentations and spectacles enjoyed by Manila's Spanish elite, both peninsular and filipino, the native and mestizo elite, the simple townsfolk of the arrables, and also the Chinese whose exotic, colorful, and noisy shows never failed to attract indios and Spaniards alike. These shows included legitimate Spanish plays and zarzuelas presented in a formal theater, comedias and moro-moros held in the open air, carrillos, gymnastic exhibitions, equestrian shows, and comedias chinicas.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Manila, Spanish colonial period, theatre, theatre history
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Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2017 10:15
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