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Augusto Boal : Routledge Performance Practitioners - Frances Babbage

Augusto Boal

Routledge Performance Practitioners

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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 Boalwill be fascinating reading for anyone interested in the role that theatre can play in stimulating social and personal change. Routledge Performance Practitionersis a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first century performance. These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books will unravel the contribution of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators. This useful study combines: A biographical and historical overview of Boal's career as playwright and director In-depth analysis of Boal'sclassic text on radical theatre,The Theatre of the Oppressed Exploration of training and production techniques Practical guidance to theTheatre of the Oppressedworkshop methods As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research,Routledge Performance Practitionersare unbeatable value for today's student.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Biography and Contextp. 1
Theatre of the Oppressedp. 35
Forum Theatre in Productionp. 67
Workshop Processp. 107
Glossaryp. 141
Bibliographyp. 145
Indexp. 151
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ISBN: 9780415273268
ISBN-10: 0415273269
Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 7th October 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1