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


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?

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 »

New audiobook recasts ‘Hamlet’ as a thriller

This audio book cover image released by Audible Inc. shows "Hamlet: Prince of Denmark," by A.J. Hartley and David Hewson. Audible Inc., the world's largest seller of downloadable audiobooks, has followed the success of their recent novelization of "Macbeth" with a new thriller about the moody prince of Elsinore. The book released Tuesday, May 20, 2014, is narrated by "The Hobbit" actor Richard Armitage.  AP

The hero of a new audiobook is introduced as he lies in bed, tying to sleep on a frigid day in 1601.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Fantasy and whimsy for Christmas

FIRMA’S Celestial Christmas window at Greenbelt 3, featuring hybrid characters in a fantasy world of pastel trees. Chrome and wood armilliaries and telescope complete the theme. NELSONMATAWARAN

Is it a dream or is it a joke? That’s the usual reaction when shoppers see the window displays at AC+632 at Greenbelt 5 and Firma at Greenbelt 3.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »