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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 »

‘Der Kaufmann: Ang Negosyante ng Venecia’–terror made all too real

RAQUEL Pareño and Jonathan Tadioan play incarcerated Jews forced to perform “The Merchant of Venice”

Pardon the language, but there is no other way to describe Tanghalang Pilipino’s staging of “Der Kaufmann: Ang Negosyante ng Venecia” except to say it is a complete mindf**k.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »