Pasyon ni Rizal
Things made yesterday still influence us until today. Things made today will influence us tomorrow. Things of the essence such as faith, culture, food, music and values should never disappear nor eroded by the times. Instead, these must be recorded, lived and shared.
The Play “Pasyon ni Rizal”, directed by Alejandro Bong Ramos and seen last Dec 7, 2011, was really a great play. It opened the minds of the viewer about the true motives of Rizal in fighting for our country through his novels. The Play is made possible by narrating the passion of Rizal with a group of ladies singing the pasyon. It is a good combination with relation to the title of the play. Also, the play used a single person, double personality effect. This added to the color of the play. The Play revolved with Jose Rizal. It started in a dark room where Rizal was imprisoned. In there, he always writes even though he knew that he will be later killed by the Spaniards. But before he died, did he ever have hesitations for fighting for the Filipinos; or up to his last breathe, he stands for what he believed for? On the last hours of Rizal in the 30th of December 1896, he compared his novels to his life. Actors and actresses marked in our minds. As he sees faces in his life, he remembered a character from his novels. He seemed there a little crazy but still a very good actor. My favorite part was the Donya Teodora- Sisa part. The crowd gave her a warm applause. She gave justice to her character getting the crowd’s attention. And shouting her famous line: “Crispin, Basilio, my sons, where are you?” After watching, I can say that the play is really worth it. Even if it is not that detailed as the novels, I understand the play very much. Words were clearly pronounced and the casting is very good. It made me remember the novels of Rizal, which I studied in my secondary school. Also, I understand why he wrote the novels. And how are this novels connected to the...
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