Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Le Malade Imaginaire

Was looking through my files and found this picture.

It's a scene from Molière's Le Malade Imaginaire, The Imaginary Invalid, where I played the protagonist's "quack" doctor, Mr. Purgon. In this scene, the enraged Mr. Purgon spells out doom for his patient, Argan (superbly played by Richard Cunanan), who for the first time refused Purgon's remedies. The scene was outrageously funny, a setup of Argan's clever maid, Toinette, played here by Frances Makil-Ignacio.

Direction was by Prof. Amiel Leonardia. Dulaang UP's The Imaginary Invalid ran from November 26 to December 14, 2003.

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The Chronicler's Creed

Where there's water and sun, where there are friends to see or new people to meet, where there's something new to learn, experience, or do, where there's life, there I will be.


Y fue a esa edad... Llegó la poesía
a buscarme. No sé, no sé de dónde
salió, de invierno o río.
No sé cómo ni cuándo,
no, no eran voces, no eran
palabras, ni silencio,
pero desde una calle me llamaba,
desde las ramas de la noche,
de pronto entre los otros,
entre fuegos violentos
o regresando solo,
allí estaba sin rostro
y me tocaba.

And it was at that age... Poetry arrived
in search of me. I do not know, I do not know where
it came from, from winter or a river.
I do not know how or when,
no, they were not voices, they were not
words, nor silence,
but from a street I was summoned,
from the branches of night,
abruptly from the others,
among violent fires
or returning alone,
there I was without a face
and it touched me.

- An excerpt from LA POESÍA (Poetry) by Pablo Neruda