Augusto Boal

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Performing Arts - 155 pages

The work of Augusto Boal has had a tremendous impact on contemporary theatre. This volume looks at the scope of Boal's career - from his early work as a playwright and director in Sao Paulo in the 1950s, to the development of his groundbreaking manifesto in the 1970s for a 'Theatre of the Oppressed'. Augusto Boal will be fascinating reading for anyone interested in the role that theatre can play in stimulating social and personal change. This useful study combines:

  • a biographical and historical overview of Boal's career as theatre practitioner and director
  • in-depth analysis of Boal's classic text on radical theatre, The Theatre of the Oppressed
  • exploration of training and production techniques
  • practical guidance to Boal's workshop methods.

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Contents

BIOGRAPHY AND CONTEXT
1
CONTEXT FOR A THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED
2
EARLY YEARS
4
IN NEW YORK
5
AT THE ARENA THEATRE OF SÄO PAULO 195671
9
IN EXILE 197186
16
DEVELOPMENTS IN RIO
25
THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED IN THE TWENTYFIRST CENTURY
30
GOING GOING GONE
70
NEVER AGAIN
88
CONCLUSIONS
102
WORKSHOP PROCESS
107
FUNDAMENTALS
108
WORKSHOP STRUCTURE
110
PREPARATION AND GAMES
111
IMAGES AND EXPERIENCE
117

THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED
35
OVERVIEW
37
KEY CONCEPTS
39
THE THESIS IN DETAIL
45
FORUM THEATRE IN PRODUCTION
67
CLOSURE
138
GLOSSARY
141
BIBLIOGRAPHY
145
INDEX
151
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Frances Babbage is Lecturer in Theatre Studies at Leeds University.

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