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Theater Of The Oppressed

Author : Augusto Boal
ISBN : 0745316573
Genre : Social classes in literature
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â€~So remarkable and so ground-breaking ... [it is] the most important [book] on the theatre in modern times.’ George Wellwarth
Category: Social classes in literature

Come Closer

Author : Toby Emert
ISBN : 1433113708
Genre : Education
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In <I>-Come Closer, - community activists, scholars, and theatre artists describe their Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) work and how they are transforming TO for new purposes, new audiences, and new settings. Each chapter features a first-person narrative on how the authors' work both honors and transforms the vision of Augusto Boal, whose imaginative response to human oppression offers the world an aesthetic intervention that has the power to move both the oppressors and the oppressed to the possibility of transformative dialogue. Contributors to this important volume center their ideas and their descriptions of their practice within theoretical frameworks, particularly Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed. <I>-Come Closer- will be useful to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as administrators and professors interested in the topic of democratic education."
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Glimpses Of Freedom

Author : Katya Buchleitner
ISBN : 9783643502032
Genre : Political Science
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This book presents the creative approach of Theatre of the Oppressed and its liberating potential within the rigid structures of prisons. Can inner freedom be experienced in oppressive outer circumstances? Is there a kind of freedom that cannot be curtailed by external oppressors? Can a physical space that allows trust and inspires creative expression open spaces of inner freedom? The book seeks to integrate a transrational world-view with political activism, combining the understandings of freedom from spiritual teachers Osho and Krishnamurti with those of two revolutionaries of pedagogy and theatre, Paulo Freire and Augusto Boal.
Category: Political Science

Theatre Of The Oppressed

Author : Augusto Boal
ISBN : 0745313655
Genre : Social classes in literature
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As illiteracy has been shown to be a weapon of the ruling class, so Augusto Boal shows theatre to be a weapon, not only of bourgeois control but of revolution. He demonstrates the ways in which theatre has come to reflect ruling-class control, drawing on the theories of Aristotle and Machiavelli. He then shows the process reversed in Brechtian/Marxist poetics. All the theory is related to his own experience of revolutionary theatre in Latin America, and illustrated with practical examples of exercises and games used in the People's Theatre of Peru. This is now a classic text on radical drama. Boal restores theatre to its proper place as a popular form of communication and expression, and points to the revolutionary potential of transforming the spectator into the actor.
Category: Social classes in literature

Theatre Of The Oppressed Roots And Wings

Author : Bárbara Santos
ISBN : 0578490560
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"Roots and Wings" combines theory and practice for the analysis of Theatre of the Oppressed. The book proposes a consistent and accessible discussion about the concepts that underlie the method in articulation with the advances and challenges of its practice. The didactic approach facilitates the understanding of both the dramatic and pedagogical structure and the specificity of its aesthetics. The diversity of examples contextualizes the theory and throws light on ethical, philosophical and political issues that involve the application of the method.

Youth And Theatre Of The Oppressed

Author : P. Duffy
ISBN : 9780230105966
Genre : Performing Arts
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Youth and Theatre of the Oppressed investigates a performance strategy which aims to develop possible alternatives to oppressive forces in individual s lives. Eminent contributors offer diverse perspectives on the theories and practices within Theatre of the Oppressed, especially as it relates to young people. This book shares TO s goal of engaging the collective to create generative conversations among readers which look deeply into the issues of community through theatre - whether in India or Indiana - and to work with young people to name their world, untangle the knot of oppressions, and to develop with them possible action plans for their own futures.
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The Routledge Companion To Theatre Of The Oppressed

Author : Kelly Howe
ISBN : 9781351967969
Genre : Performing Arts
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This dynamic book offers a comprehensive companion to the theory and practice of Theatre of the Oppressed. Developed by Brazilian director and theorist Augusto Boal, these theatrical forms invite people to mobilize their knowledge and rehearse struggles against oppression. Featuring a diverse array of voices (many of them as yet unheard in the academic world), the book hosts dialogues on the following questions, among others: Why and how did Theatre of the Oppressed develop? What are the differences between the 1970s (when Theatre of the Oppressed began) and today? How has Theatre of the Oppressed been shaped by local and global shifts of the last 40-plus years? Why has Theatre of the Oppressed spread or "multiplied" across so many geographic, national, and cultural borders? How has Theatre of the Oppressed been shaped by globalization, "development," and neoliberalism? What are the stakes, challenges, and possibilities of Theatre of the Oppressed today? How can Theatre of the Oppressed balance practical analysis of what is with ambitious insistence on what could be? How can Theatre of the Oppressed hope, but concretely? Broad in scope yet rich in detail, The Routledge Companion to Theatre of the Oppressed contains practical and critical content relevant to artists, activists, teachers, students, and researchers.
Category: Performing Arts

Games For Actors And Non Actors

Author : Augusto Boal
ISBN : 9781134498512
Genre : Games
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Games for Actors and Non-Actors is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal's revolutionary Method, showing how theatre can be used to transform and liberate everyone – actors and non-actors alike! This thoroughly updated and substantially revised second edition includes: two new essays by Boal on major recent projects in Brazil Boal's description of his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company a revised introduction and translator's preface a collection of photographs taken during Boal's workshops, commissioned for this edition new reflections on Forum Theatre.
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