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Theatre of the Oppressed

Theatre of the Oppressed
Your Price: $21.25 CDN
Author: Augusto Boal
Translated by: Charles A. McBride and Maria-Odilia Leal McBride
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 208
Pub. Date: 1993
ISBN-10: 0930452496
ISBN-13: 9780930452490

About the Book:

This unique resource for students, teachers and practitioners offers a series of games to illustrate techniques, acts as a multimedia encyclopedia tracing the context and historical development of Theatre of the Oppressed (English translation of Teatro del oprimido y otras poéticas políticas), a form of theatre that encourages the audience to be an active participant in the drama.

What people say:

"One of the most revered figures in world theatre… the liberation theologian of the theatre." — The Guardian

"Should be read by everyone in the world of theatre who has any pretensions at all to political commitment." — John Arden, playwright

"So remarkable, so original and so ground-breaking that I have no hesitation in describing the book as the most important theoretical work on the theatre in modern times." — George Wellwarth, Professor of Theatre

About the Author:

Augusto Boal (1931 – 2009) was a Brazilian theatre director, theorist, writer, teacher, social activist, and politician. He was the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, a theatrical form originally used in radical popular education movements.

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