Spectacle! The Power of Protest Drama During Martial Law

Glecy C. Atienza


The paper aims to identify the streams and influences of protest drama in the rich theatrical productions during Martial Law 1972-1986. The focus is on the different perspectives and commitment that shaped the struggles in form and content in the plays staged by selected groups in a number of provinces in the country. The primary staging ground for discussion is the politics of the spectacle which will be traced through the different dynamics of creating a play from the staged text through the process of producing a play.



history of Philippine Theater, protest drama, street theater, student activism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13185/1468