The World Is An Apple

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The World Is An Apple' is a play in one act, written by Alberto S. Florentino and directed by Nick Agudo.It was first presented on television by the Caltex Star Caravan on 24 July 1959 under the direction of Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero. It was published in the The Sunday Times Magazine on 26 Sept 1954; in Jean Edades (ed) More Short Plays of the Philippines , Manila, 1957; and Alberto S. Florentino's The World Is An Apple and Other Prize Plays , Manila: Cultural Publishers, 1959. It won the first prize in the one-act play category of the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature in 1953 and 1954.

This play depicts social realities, particularly of the problems of the urban poor. It tells the story of a couple who has no money to buy food for their children. His husband spent their money for his vices and he lost his job for stealing. Falsely figuring out the situation as misfortune he left his wife and daughter, went back to his partner in crime and did crimes again to have money.


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