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PHILIPPINE

THEATRICAL
COMPOSITON:

DANCE DRAMA

Theater compositiom

Theatrical dramatic gestures, actions


or behaviors, performance or play that
combines songs, spoken conversation,
dance and drama.
Combined effort of the writers, actors
designers and director through
interpretation in real time and
audience.

Musical theater

Combines spoken dialogue, songs,


acting and dance
Has variety of themes such as love,
courtship, adventure and war
Purpose is to inform and entertain the
audience

Types of Philippine
theaters

Philippine theater is diverse as culture,


tradition and history
Has been shaped by various influences
through centuries
Primary purpose is to entertain,
preserve literature for future
generations, serve as an important
vehicle to promote social awareness,
and express ones feelings and
opinions freely

Indigenous theater

Includes the rituals, dances and


customs that are being performed
today in different parts of the country
during special occassions
Other tribal theater activities are
performed as part of daily activities
such as hunting, fishing, harvesting
and going to war

Spanish colonial theater

Includes secular religious plays such as


the komedya and sarswela which
served as sources of entertainment

Theaters during the American


period

Subversive type

Political theater

Depicts social protest

Philippine theater today

Performed in schools and universities


which stages Philippine literature

Philippine drama

Play in prose that centers on Filipino


characters and situations which
centers on current issues
Includes romantic drama that focuses
on love or family story, drama
simboliko that highlights political
issues and the comedy which uses any
kind of plot in order to create a
situation that will make people laugh

Elements of a drama

Plot
Characters
Theme
Audience
Dialogue

General types of drama

Romantic

Centers on love or about family which


has either a happy or tragic ending

Drama simboliko

Centers on political and social


situations in the Philippines

Comedy

Refers to any kind of plot which creates


various situations like; satirical, farcical
or slapstick which make the audience
laugh

Forms of Philippine
drama

Karagatan

Said to be the most widely studied


theatrical form
Refers to a series of humorous
dialogues in verse, telling the story of a
ring thrown by a maiden into the sea
and found by a young lad after
numerous adventures

Duplo

Poetic debate
Performed by trained men and women
during the last night of the wake

Senakulo

Philippine drama during the Spanish


era
Depicts the resurrection of Christ
Script was drawn from the narrative
poem called pasyon

Carillo

Drama or play about the celebrations


held after the harvest season

Pasyon

Verse narrative
Structured in five-line stanzas with
each line containing eight syllables
Sung by Catholics during the holy week
and is a traditional practice in the
Philippines