What is zarzuela in theater?
There are two main forms of zarzuela: Baroque zarzuela (c. 1630–1750), the earliest style, and Romantic zarzuela (c. 1850–1950), which can be further divided into two. Main subgenres are género grande and género chico, although other sub-divisions exist.
The zarzuela was introduced in the Philippines in the 19th century by Spanish director Alejandro Cubero. Soon, zarzuela became known in the Philippines as sarsuwela.
Among the popularly known bodabil stars were Togo and Pugo, Bayani Casimiro, Dely Atay-Atayan, Chichay, Dolphy, Rogelio de la Rosa, Leopoldo Salcedo, and singers Katy de la Cruz and Atang de la Rama.
What is the example of bodabil?
director Alejandro Cubero
The zarzuela was introduced in the Philippines in the 19th century by Spanish director Alejandro Cubero.
What is the purpose of Bodabil?
It is Spanish musical theater, and it is a lyric-dramatic form of music that switches between the spoken word and song. Zarzuela mixes elements of opera, dance and popular music. The genre started in Spain (specifically in Madrid) but later spread to Latin American countries, specifically Cuba.