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A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino: An Elegy in Three Scenes

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Originally published in 1966 - this is a recent reprint of the play in English.
116 pages
Published 1966 by Alberto S. Florentino
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K.D. Absolutely
Jul 27, 2011 K.D. Absolutely rated it liked it
Shelves: local, play
The famous local English play A Portrait of an Artist as Filipino (An Elegy in Three Series) was written by Nick Joaquin in 1951 and was first published in a book form in 1966. It has been staged several times with either radio talents, professional actors or amateur actors including students in high school classrooms. In fact, in my book’s 1966 edition’s Foreword, written by another famous Filipino artist, Lamberto V. Avellana, he said that this work did not need any foreword as it had been dra ...more
Dec 01, 2015 Ryan added it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Ang huling dula sa serye ng apat na "Entablado Klasiko", mga de-kalidad na salin sa wikang Filipno ni Bienvenido Lumbera at nilimbag ng Ateneo de Manila University Press. Kuwento ng magkapatid na Candida at Paula, mga dalagang napaglipasan na ng panahon at nakatira sa isang lumang bahay sa Intramuros kasama ang kanilang matandang ama at kilalang batikang pintor na si Don Lorenzo Marasigan. Ipininta ni Don Lorenzo ang isang larawang may pamagat na Retrato del Artista como Filipino (A Portrait of ...more
Feb 24, 2013 Michael rated it it was amazing
As a true Manileno, Manila is the usual setting of Nick Joaquin's stories. This time he sang a nostalgic song about the Manila of old, the Manila we barely knew or imagined. In this play, Joaquin sang of its ancient grandeur which is now sadly lost and devastated by the waves of modernism.

This story is abundant of critical themes: clash between tradition and modernity, battle between old and new, a Filipino as divided being and struggling in his hybrid soul, art for art's sake, and the concept
It's a great mystery how I was able to write a movie script with only reading the first half of this play.

Well that's the magic of google and goodreads.

And really why on earth students have to read and even made movie adaptation out of this one, is really beyond me.
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Apr 03, 2012 Diane rated it it was amazing
makes me nostalgic for a Manila that I never knew.
Randel Diaz
I need this on my Philippine Literature.
Sep 23, 2013 Rhea rated it it was amazing
Pure genius.
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Nicomedes Márquez Joaquín (May 4, 1917–April 29, 2004) was a Filipino writer, historian and journalist, best known for his short stories and novels in the English language. He also wrote using the pen name Quijano de Manila. Joaquin was conferred the rank and title of National Artist of the Philippines for Literature.

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