ALBERTO S. FLORENTINO
Filipino Writer

bertflorentino@aol.com

 

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Eruptions at Malacanang!
While the trial of former Philippine president Joseph Estrada (charged with plunder, among other crimes) progresses slowly in Manila today, you can click here to read AF's "Eruptions at Malacanang" miniplays -- plus a significant link -- to remember those occurrences in the year 2000!

 


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Capsule Biography

Capsule Bibliography

What This Website Will Contain

What Will Ilustrado.Net Cybermagazine Feature?

Index of Sampler (Free Downloadables)

Alberto Florentino: Sample Mini-Plays

Alberto Florentino In The Canon for Philippine Literature In English

Alberto Florentino In Cinema, Television, and Theater

Alberto Florentino & Academia

Alberto Florentino & Patrons

Florentino's Kakanggata

Florentino's Cosmic Calendar (Newsletter)

Florentino's Ilustrado.net Cybermagazine [é-TERNITÉ / OH MY GODDESS! / BESTOF2WORLDS] (artgallery)

Florentino 's R I Z A L I A N A (Writings)

Contact Me / Write Me

 


 

C A P S U L E B I O

 

ALBERTO FLORENTINO, Filipino Playwright and Book Publisher, from Manila, where he wrote plays and published books for 5 decades before moving to the US with his family to continue his calling under the new technology. These pages started his formal entry into cyberspace in January of 2001 at http://reocities.com/bertflorentino. That cyber-presence was September 2002 after relocating to this site.

 

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C A P S U L E B I B L I O

 

ALBERTO FLORENTINO wrote the play “THE WORLD IS AN APPLE,” a canonical play voted the most popular/most performed play in the Philippines. His books of plays include: THE WORLD IS AN APPLE and Other Prize Plays; The Portable FLORENTINO; Memento Mori; Sangyugto; Panahon ng Digma; From Book to Stage; among others. He published/edited 75 books under his imprints from 1959 to 2001.

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS?

 

This website aims to celebrate ALBERTO FLORENTINO's achievements as a Playwright, Book Publisher, and Cultural Worker. Also including his…

MILESTONES IN 7 DECADES:

• 70th Birthday (1931-2001)
• 53rd year as a Writer (1948-2001)
• 47th year as a Playwright (1954-2001)
• 42nd year as a Book Publisher (1959-2001)
• 47th year of his Palanca/TOYM Awards (1954-2001)

with the aim to share with:
• Filipinos
• Filipino-Americans
• Americans of Filipino Parentage
• Filipinos in Diaspora
• Other "Hyphenated" Filipinos
• Filipinophiles

everywhere and anywhere
in the Whole Wide World and in cyberspace…

the fruit of FLORENTINO’s researches and writings: books, papers, lectures, speeches, newsletters, pamphlets, monographs, chapbooks, interviews, reviews, etc.
in his fields of interest:

• Philippine Drama
• Philippine Literature in English
• Philippine Book Publishing
• Philippine Literary History
• Philippine Folklore
• Philippine Cinema
• Philippine Television…
• the other Philippine Arts
• The Humanities.

 

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ILUSTRADO.NET (ARTGALLERY)

 

I L U S T R A D O . net  (ARTGALLERY)
will feature:

A.F. ON THE SHORTSHORTTHING

A.F. ON GOD AND THE COSMOS

A.F.'s BESTOF2WORLDS

FAST-BREAKING LITERARY NEWS!

THESIS ON ALBERTO FLORENTINO AND HIS WORKS, a Doctoral Dissertation by Dr. TERESITA CAREY (Chair, Communication Arts, St. Paul College of Manila, a Doctoral candidate at the Graduate School, De La Salle University, Manila), described below in detail:

THE ESSENTIAL FLORENTINO: A Critical Edition.
A Doctoral Dissertation by TERESITA G. CAREY, presented in partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Arts in Language and Literature (Major in Literature);

• Action by the Committee on Oral Examination, Graduate School, College of Liberal Arts, De La Salle University on Aug. 12, 2000;

• PASSED: Accepted in partial fufillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF ARTS in Language and Literature (major in Literature);

• ATTESTED by Dr. ESTRELLITA V. GRUENBERG, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, De La Salle University.

• Thesis Adviser: Dr. ISAGANI R. CRUZ;

• Chairman, Committee on Oral Examination: Dr. BIENVENIDO LUMBERA;

• MEMBERS: Dr. Teresita Erestain, Dr. Herminia Bas, Dr. Buenaventura S. Medina, Jr., Dr. Estrellita V. Gruenberg.

PLUS

A PARTIAL LIST OF RECENT THESES & DISSERTATIONS on ALBERTO FLORENTINO and his Play “THE WORLD IS AN APPLE”---

• DOCTORAL Dissertations:

1. 2000: “The Essential FLORENTINO: A Critical Edition” by TERESITA G. CAREY (Doctoral Dissertation, De La Salle U, Manila, Philippines, 2000) (see above)

2. 1979: “The Dynamics of Creativity: An In-Depth Study of Seven Eminent Writers (Wilfrido Guerrero, Ricaredo Demetillo, Alejandrino Hufana, ALBERTO FLORENTINO, Cirilo Bautista, Gregorio Brillantes and Buenaventura Medina),” by CORAZON A. GAABUCAYAN (Doctoral Dissertation, Centro Escolar U, Manila, Philippines, 1979).

• MASTERAL Theses:

3. 1972: (ALBERTO FLORENTINO's) "THE WORLD IS AN APPLE" and Other Prize Plays: A Study of the Conflict of Human Values by MA. FLOR MEJORADO (Masteral Thesis, St. Louis U., Baguio City, Phlippines, 1972).

4. 1973: Pag-aaral sa mga Dulang Iisahing Yugto na Nagwagi ng Unang Gantimpala sa Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. A Study of One-Act Plays Awarded a First Prize in the Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature that includes ALBERTO FLORENTINO's "THE WORLD IS AN APPLE" (1954-1972) by POLICARPIO B. PEREGRINO (Masteral Thesis, Manuel L. Quezon U, Manila, Philippines, 1973).

5. 1973: An Evaluation Analysis of Eight Plays by ALBERTO FLORENTINO by YU CHUNG (Masteral Thesis, U of San Carlos, Philippines, 1973).
[*5 plays in THE WORLD IS AN APPLE and Other Prize Plays, and 3 from Memento Mori: More Short Plays]

6. 1981: An Analytical and Evaluation Study of (15) Selected Plays by ALBERTO FLORENTINO*, Wilfrido Nolledo, and Jesus Peralta by LOURDES LACHICA (Masteral Thesis, U. of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, 1981).
[*5 plays in THE WORLD IS AN APPLE and Other Plays]

7. 1984: A Comparative Study of the Characterization and Theme of ALBERTO FLORENTINO’s "THE WORLD IS AN APPLE" and Hendric Ibsen’s "A Doll’s House", by FILOUR EGIPTO (Masteral Thesis, Isabela State U., Philippines, 1984).

8. 1989: Pagsusuri sa Tatlong Iisahing Yugtong Dula (sa) Panahon ng Digma ni ALBERTO FLORENTINO at ang Implikasyon Nito sa Kasalukuyang Panahon [Analysis of Three One-Act Plays by ALBERTO FLORENTINO in his book of plays Panahon ng Digma* (Time of War)] by JOSEFINA O. ARANEL (Masteral Thesis., Wesleyan U., Philippines, 1989).
[* The plays: ALBERTO FLORENTINO's “Panahon ng Digma” (Time of War), “Katapat ng Langit” ({World} Under The Heavens), “Kaharian sa Lupa” (Kingdom on Earth)]

9. 1989: The Naturalistic Aspect of Six Selected Plays**: Their Social Impact by CATALINA GONDA (Masteral Thesis, Golden Gate Colleges, Batangas City, Philippines, 1989).
[**ALBERTO FLORENTINO's “CADAVER”; and 5 other plays: "Sabina" by Severino Montano, "Among The Faithless" by Antonio Bayot, "Scent of Fear" by Jesus Peralta, and others]

NOW, DO YOU WANT TO GO TO ILUSTRADO.NET (ARTGALLERY)? CLICK HERE!

 

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S A M P L E R (“Patikim”)
[Downloadables, FREE!]

 

ALBERTO FLORENTINO's 'CUZ LIFE'S TOO SHORT: mini-fictions, micro-plays. [in progress]

Palaver! (mini-play; agitprop)
• "Rizal’s 3rd Mystery" (mini-essay)
• "My Wife Is A Telephone" (mini-play)
Oli Impan (or “Holy Infant”; mini-play)
Ang Dalagita’t ang Binatilyo (mini-play; based on the
    Young Rizal’s Memoirs
Christmas Gift (based on the short-short story by
    Francisco Arcellana)
Ang Aguinaldo (based on Anatole France’s “Our Lady’s
    Juggler”)
Cañao (The Woman Who Looked Out the Window
by
    Amador Daguio, dramatized by Florentino)

README. [in progress]

• all about ALBERTO FLORENTINO. Click here.
• all about (his 1st play) “THE WORLD IS AN APPLE”.
     Click here. Also here.
• Florentino:
    • as PLAYWRIGHT for the Theater/Stage
    • as Literary manager, PETA and BALINTATAW
    • as SCRIPTWRITER for Television
    • in Balintataw and 9 Other Drama Anthologies
    • in SCENARIO WRITING for Cinema: Filmography
        for 4 Movies
     Click here.
• BOOK PUBLISHING a series under his imprints:
    • Peso Books
    • Storymasters
    • Makata
    • Batikang Kuwentista
    • Bestof2worlds
     Click here.
• A.F.: EDITOR/ANTHOLOGIST/PUBLISHER for:
    • Outstanding Filipino Short Plays
    • Literature & Society
    • Literature at the Crossroads
    Short Story International (regional editor for the
        NY-based book-azine)
• A.F.: COLUMNIST for:

    Ermita
    Business World
    Funfare International
    Filam Newsweek
    Manila Times East
    UP Collegian New Review
• A.F.: REVIEWER / CONTRIBUTOR for:

    The (Manila) Chronicle
    Daily Express
    UE Dawn

 

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CONTACT ME:

 

A L B E R T O F L O R E N T I N O at AOL
• EMAIL:
bertflorentino@aol.com

A L B E R T O F L O R E N T I N O via SNAIL-MAIL & THE PHONE
• 510 W. 46th St. (Apt. 501), New York, NY 10033, USA
• Tel. (212) 265-6761

 

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Copyright © 2000 Alberto S. Florentino. All rights reserved. Readers are welcome to view, save, file and print out single copies of this webpage for their personal use. No reproduction, display, performance, multiple copy, transmission, or distribution of the work herein, or any excerpt, adaptation, abridgment or translation of same, may be made without written permission from the author. Any person who does any unauthorized act in relation to this work will be liable to criminal prosecution and civil claims for damages.

 

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