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Augusto Boal

By: Babbage, Frances

Part of the Routledge Performance Practitioners series
1138592013 / 9781138592018
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156 pages : illustrations (black and white).
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This newly-updated volume looks at the scope of Augusto Boal's career from his early work as a playwright and director in Sao Paulo in the 1950s, to the development of his ground-breaking manifesto in the 1970s for a 'Theatre of the Oppressed'.

Offering fascinating reading for anyone interested in the role that theatre can play in stimulating social and personal change, this useful study includes: a biographical and historical overview of Boal's career as theatre practitioner and director an in-depth analysis of Boal's classic text on radical theatre an exploration of training and production techniques practical guidance to Boal's workshop methodsThis is an essential introduction to the work of a practitioner who has had a tremendous impact on contemporary theatre.

As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.


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