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

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 »

What it takes to stage Shakespeare for Dulaang UP

POSTER designs for Dulaang UP’s “Measure forMeasure/Hakbang sa Hakbang,” which runs Aug. 20-Sept. 7 at Guerrero Theater, Palma Hall, UP Diliman. The Filipino translation is by Ron Capinding.

It is recollection time as stage director Alexander Cortez puts the finishing touches to his direction of Dulaang UP’s (DUP) 39th season opener, Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” (Hakbang sa Hakbang), which opens on Aug. 20 and runs until Sept. 7 at the Guerrero Theater of Palma Hall in UP Diliman.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »

Shakespeare, Mabini and Genet highlight Dulaang UP’s new season


The world’s greatest playwright. The brains of the Philippine Revolution. And an iconic gay writer-criminal from France.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »

Crazy little thing called love


It may be true that all men are created equal, but history has proven that no two love stories are written—or read—the same.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

UP Diliman to host ‘Shakespeare in Asia’ conference


The Bard holds court at the University of the Philippines-Diliman this December with the first University of the Philippines International Shakespeare Conference, a two-day conference on Shakespeare in Asia that engages Shakespearean pedagogy, publication, translation, adaptation and theatrical histories in various Asian regions.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »