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Rizal

Rizal

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Edmundo Farolan's Two-Act play on the life and loves of Jose Rizal, Philippine National Hero
Edmundo Farolan's Two-Act play on the life and loves of Jose Rizal, Philippine National Hero

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RIZAL-Farolan
RIZAL
 A PLAY BY EDMUNDO FAROLAN 
Copyright April, 1996
SUMMARY
Rizal 
is a historical drama of the life, loves and death of the nationalhero of the Philippines, Jose Rizal Alonso. The play begins and endswith his execution at Bagumbayan by a Spanish firing squad after heis condemned to death for treason. In-between, the play traces thisPhilippine patriot’s life--from his graduation at the Ateneo de Manila,his travels through Europe, his novels
Noli me tangere
and
El Filibusterismo
written during his sojourn there, his founding of the LigaFilipina which resulted in his exile to Dapitan, and finally his trial,condemnation and death.SET DESCRIPTIONThe set, not unlike the Shakesperean stage, would have two levels,allowing for multiple staging. The upper area will be used for balconyscenes, ship decks, and other scenes requiring upper level staging.The lower area of the stage will be utilized for street scenes, battlescenes, and ground level staging.There are no heavy backdrops or complicated scene changes; only aplay of lights that fade in and fade out on different areas of the stageto distinguish scene changes, as well as music and sound effects toshow a transition from one scene to another, or mood changes.
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CHARACTERS (In the order of appearance)
Jose Rizal AlonsoSpanish Officer Fr. Pablo Ramon, S.J.Mexican studentColumbian studentPeruvian studentCrisostomo IbarraPadre DamasoDon Anastasio (Tasio)EliasMaria ClaraGerman lady (Rizal’s acquaintance)English lady (Rizal’s acquaintance)Graciano Lopez JaenaServantPadre FlorentinoSimounReportersAndres BonifacioApolinario MabiniEnglish lady (companion of Josephine Bracken)Josephine BrackenParents (Dapitan)Governor General BlancoGeneralisimo AguinaldoClerk of CourtMilitary JudgesFriar JudgesProsecuting AttorneyDefense Attorney
Soldiers, Revolutionaries, etc.
ACT I
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PROLOGUE
Screen in the background: ‘Bagumbayan, December 30, 1896’. Sound of marching drums fadein. Jose Rizal is blindfolded and has his hands tied behind his back. He faces a firing squad of Spanish soldiers. A friar is reading a prayer book and giving his last blessing to Rizal.
SPANISH OFFICER: Alto!
Spanish soldiers aim at Rizal whose back is to the soldiers.
SPANISH OFFICER: Fuego!
The soldiers fire at Rizal who turns around and gets shot in front. He falls facing the sky. Drumsare played as scene fades out.
Scene 1
Screen flashes in the background: ‘Ateneo de Manila, March 1877. It is the old Ateneo Muncipal de Manila. Fr. Pablo Ramon, S.J., Rector of the Ateneo, is on an elevated platform. It is Rizal’sHigh School Graduation. Ramon is making an announcement in front of the whole student body.
RAMON: And last but not least, Valedictorian with straight
sobresalientes
and the winner of theDrama contest for his play
Consejo de los Dioses
, Jose Rizal Alonso.
 Applause. Rizal ascends platform.
RAMON: Enhorabuena, Pepe.RIZAL: Gracias, padre.
Scene 2
The family--parents and relatives hug Rizal. Friends and students gather around Rizal after thegraduation to congratulate him. A lot of improvised chatting. As they exit:
FRIEND 1: Congratulations for the high marks, Pepe. Where are you going to university?RIZAL: Sto. Tomas.FRIEND 2: What will you be taking?RIZAL: Medicine.
Lights fade out slowly as Rizal , family and friends exit, chitchatting.
Scene 3
Screen fades in: ‘July, 1881. University of Sto. Tomas’. Rizal is on a lectern reciting his prize-winning poem “A la juventud filipina”. The poem may be read by the actor in its entirety or  portions of it. It might be a good idea to start off in Spanish for the first few verses then in itsEnglish translation, then end in Spanish again. The following free English translation is my attempt to make the poem more contemporary:
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Alza tu tersa frente,
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