Orosman at Zafira

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Orosman at Zafira (Orosman and Zafira) a komedya in three -acts, written by Francisco (Balagtas) Baltazar in 1857/1860. Said to be one of the number of komedya written for the Teatro de Tondo between year 1857-1860, while in prison. 20th century, first staged on 1977 by Teatrong Pilipino at the Little Theater (now Tanghalang Aurelio V. Tolentino) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

This verse play in Tagalog tells about fights in revenge in the kingdoms of the Middle East. However, it is said that this play strays from standard komedya beliefs: there is no Moro-Christian conflict, and heroes as well as villains are such because of character rather than relilgion.


  • CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, Vol 7. Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines, 1994.
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