The printed life of A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino (An Elegy in Three Scenes)

In honour of Nick Joaquin (1917–2004) on the centenary of his birth.

“One of the greatest plays of the Philippine theater in English” ––Doreen G. Fernández

1952 : First published in Weekly Women’s Magazine.

1952 : Reprinted in Prose and Poems by Nick Joaquin, published by Graphic House in Manila. Introduction by Teodoro M. Locsin.

1963 : Reprinted in Prose and Poems by Nick Joaquin, published by Alberto S. Florentino in Manila. 2nd edition. Introduction by Teodoro M. Locsin.

1966 : Published as a book on its own by Alberto S. Florentino in Manila. 122 pp. Foreword by Lamberto V. Avellana.

1966 : Reprinted in New Writing from the Philippines: A Critique and Anthology, edited by Leonard Casper, published by the Syracuse University Press in Syracuse, NY.

1979 : Reprinted in Tropical Baroque: Four Manileño Theatricals by Nick Joaquin, published by National Book Store in Manila. 1st edition.

1982 : Reprinted in Tropical Baroque: Four Manileño Theatricals by Nick Joaquin, published by the University of Queensland Press in St Lucia, Queensland, Australia. 2nd edition. Number 19 in the Asia Pacific Writing series.

1991 : Reprinted in Prose and Poems by Nick Joaquin, published by Bookmark in Makati. 3rd edition. pp. 275–475. Filipino Literary Classics series.

2000 : Translated into Spanish as Una retrato del artista como Filipino: Una elegia en tres escenas by Lourdes Castrillo Brillantes, published by the Departamento de Lenguas Europeas, Facultad de Artes y Letras, Universidad de Filipinas in Quezon City. 154pp.

2007 : Translated into Filipino as Retrato ng Artista Bilang Pilipino by Bienvenido Lumbera, published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press in Quezon City. Number 4 in the Entablado Klasiko series. xix, 236 pp.

2017 : Reprinted in The Woman Who Had Two Navels and Tales of the Tropical Gothic by Nick Joaquin, published by Penguin Books in New York. Foreword by Gina Apostol. Introduction by Vicente L. Rafael. pp. 291–432.


Compiled by the Philippine Performance Archive Bibliography Team (2017).