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Stereotyping, Stylization, and Spectacle in the Comedia Performance

Journal: International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (Vol.4, No. 1)

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Page : 675-677

Keywords : English; comedia; stereotyping; stylization; arnis;

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The central and spectacular event of the annual town fiesta was the comedia. Both the elite and the barrio folks trooped to the town plaza for the special event of two weeks, mesmerizing everyone with the colorful costumes, exciting marchas and fights, and the glamorous faces of the mestiza and mestizo beauties of the municipality. The new technologies and gadgets have taken over the entertainment of old, however. Perhaps the producers and audience have tired of the predictable conflicts between the Christians and Muslims, and the equally predictable ending the victory of the Christians, with a romantic wedding of the converted Muslim prince or princess and the Christian hero or heroine. Or perhaps the anachronistic costumes and stylized movements and actions had become less attractive than the more realistic scenes on movie, television screens or ipads. The cultural show may be revitalized, however. Using well written plots close to the days socio political issues, and using native but very elegant clothing materials and designs, as well as patronizing our own martial arts, dances, and cultural practices may make a retooled comedia patriotic, relevant, and even educational. Adelaida A. Figueras-Lucero "Stereotyping, Stylization, and Spectacle in the Comedia Performance" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-4 | Issue-1 , December 2019, URL: Paper URL:

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