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Places for Happiness: Community, Self, and Performance in the Philippines

William Peterson


Drawing from a decade of fieldwork in the Philippines into performances created and presented largely on the streets or on temporary stages, this book examines the social, religious, political, and internal dimensions of the two performance-based activities in which the greatest number of Filipinos participate: the processions and Passion Plays associated with Easter, and the mass-dance phenomenon known as “street dancing.” The first half of the book focuses on the localised and often highly idiosyncratic versions of the Passion of Christ, ones that frequently depict the story of the history o ... More

Keywords: Philippines, performance, theatre, dance, religion, identity, passion plays, Christ, spectacle, Catholicism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824851637
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824851637.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Peterson, author
Flinders University