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‘Measure for Measure’: Conflicted feelings for a conflicted play

By
TAREK El Tayech
and Cindy Lopez
in Dulaang UP’s
“Measure for
Measure,”
directed by
Alexander
Cortez

After their amazing performance of “Ang Nawalang Kapatid” earlier this year, Dulaang UP apparently went straight to the top when looking for a new play to mount: Shakespeare.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Shakespeare’s 17th-century Vienna–in ‘katsa,’ raffia, abaca, jute and ‘sinamay’

By
ESHEI Mesina, Giancarlo
Patelo and Lehner
Mendoza (as the lowlifes of
Vienna) in doublets and
trunk hoses of muslin and
jute sack

What costume designer Gino Gonzales couldn’t do due to budget constraints, he more than made up for in terms of silhouettes and textures to produce neutral-colored Elizabethan-inspired costumes made of katsa (muslin), raffia, jute and sinamay for Dulaang UP’s staging of William Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure.”

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for measure’ opens DUP’s 39th season

CONTRIBUTED IMAGE/Dulaang UP

One of William Shakespeare’s best-known plays, “Measure for Measure”, opens Dulaang UP’s 39th season and celebrates Shakespeare’s 450th birth anniversary.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

DUP’s 39th season features living legends Tony Mabesa, Floy Quintos, Rody Vera

Tony Mabesa

On its 39th year, Dulaang UP’s lineup of plays has the work of contemporary theater living legends Tony Mabesa, Floy Quintos and Rody Vera.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Is there a Filipino way of doing Shakespeare?

By
Tanghalang Ateneo’s “Sintang Dalisay” (2011)— “Romeo and Juliet” transposed to the Sama Badjao culture of Mindanao using the Filipino translation by National Artist for Theater and Literature Rolando Tinio and the 1901 awit (Filipino narrative poetry) “Ang Sintang Dalisay ni Julieta at Romeo” by G.D. Roke.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is arguably (or perhaps inarguably) the greatest playwright this planet has ever produced. For many of us, his plays, especially the major tragedies like “Hamlet,” “Macbeth,” “Othello,” and “King Lear,” were required reading in college. Back then, it was almost unthinkable to graduate from high school and university without having to struggle with at least one of his works.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

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