The present Doodle commends the 161st birthday of Filipino creator and writer Severino Reyes. Generally viewed as the “Father of Filipino Drama,” Reyes isn’t just universally prestigious for his renowned zarzuelas, Spanish-impacted works of emotional melodic theater, yet in addition for his now exemplary assortment of Tagalog stories.
Severino Reyes was brought into the world on this day in 1861 in the capital of Manila. Conversant in both Spanish and Tagalog, Reyes took a profound interest in language, concentrating on Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and a small bunch of different vernaculars spoken across the archipelagic country. His insight drove him to seek after examinations ever, writing, and technical disciplines. However his scholastic profession finished with a degree in way of thinking, his most suffering inheritance was left in human expression.
In 1902, Reyes established the Gran Compania de Zarzuela, a performance center gathering dedicated to growing the fine art across the Philippines. That very year, his exploring dramatic gathering organized his subsequent play named “Walang Sugat” (No Wounds), an authentic show based on the Philippine unrest. The famous gathering of this play denoted the start of the Philippine Golden Age of Zarzuela. Reyes dominated his sensational articulation in the many years that followed with more than 50 zarzuelas.
Notwithstanding his milestone vocation as a dramatist, Reyes additionally filled in as the manager in-head of Liwayway, a famous Tagalog magazine to which he contributed stories under the nom de plume “Basyang.” His accounts, loaded with apparently old insight, turned out to be such an indispensable piece of Philippine society that the name Lola Basyang is as yet utilized today to depict a grandma who loves recounting stories.
Here’s to a the narrator drapery on another type of Filipino articulation!