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Peta’s ‘FnL’ finds craziness in language–or several versions of it

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“FNL” HAS a book that’s a hodgepodge
of Tagalog, Bisaya, gay lingo, Pinoy slang
and jologs speak.

Three years ago, Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) put on a show that aimed to make Shakespeare more accessible to the Filipino youth by transplanting the Bard’s dated English to the hip language of rap. The play was “William,” and it was a gamble that handsomely paid off, in both the pedagogical and theatrical sense.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

A name for Baby Cambridge: William and Kate’s big decision

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Prince William and his wife Kate have yet to announce a name for their new newborn son — but bookmakers have tipped George and James as likely contenders for Britain’s new third in line to the throne.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘William’ and ‘Stageshow’–rerun, please!

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“Stageshow” by Mario O’Hara is first and foremost a Broadway show for the Filipino. Yet, during its initial run last month, it had the misfortune of competing with “The Phantom of the Opera,” which played to packed houses night after night right above it.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Peta’s ‘William’ at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

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After dominating the recent Philstage Gawad Buhay awards, the Philippine Education Theater Association (PETA) is bringing back the award-winning Shakespeare rap musical “William” for a special show at the Cultural Center of the Philippines this September 28.

Posted: September 26th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Shakespeare meets rap in Peta’s award-winning ‘William’, now on special re-run

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Peta members, staff and friends celebrate their triumph at 2011 Philstage Gawad Buhay Awards at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. CONTRIBUTED photo

The Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) has emerged as the biggest winner the 2011 Philstage Gawad Buhay awards, bringing home a total of thirteen wins for two of its box office hits: “Care Divas” a comedy-drama about five Filipino transvestite caregivers in Israel who moonlight as glamorous entertainers, and the musical “William”, which familiarizes young people with the beauty of Shakespeare’s works through rap and hip-hop.

Posted: July 21st, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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