Severino Reyes: Google Celebrates The 161st Birthday of the Father

Thursday, February 10, 2022
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To celebrate the 161st birthday of Filipino playwright Severino Reyes, Google has created a doodle featuring his face, seated in a wheelchair, telling a story to a group of small children. Reyes, who wrote under the pen name Lola Basyang for Liwayway magazine, was a pioneer of Philippine theatre. Severino Reyes is a Filipino playwright, author and director. He is often called the Father of Filipino Drama and was born in Manila on February 11, 1861. Although he is best known for his zarzuelas, he also wrote a number of popular Tagalog stories, including 'Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang'and other works. Severino Reyes was a Filipino writer, playwright and director. He wrote many stories and was considered the Father of Filipino Drama due to his zanzibar plays. However, he is known for his extensive collection of Tagalog plays and zarzuelas. If you're looking for an amazing way to remember the Father of Filipino Drama, consider utilizing the Google search bar! Severino Reyes was born in Sri Lanka, Manila on February 11, 1861.

He was educated at an establishment owned by Catalino Sanchez. He studied on the Escuela de Segunda Ensenanza in Colegio de San Juan de Letran and later went on to study philosophy at the University of St. Thomas. His knowledge of religion, history, literature, art, and science led him to become a well-respected figure in the Philippine drama world.