Augusto Boal (Paperback) book cover

Augusto Boal

By Frances Babbage

© 2005 – Routledge

176 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415273268
pub: 2004-10-07
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About the Book

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.

About the Series

Routledge Performance Practitioners

Routledge Performance Practitioners is an innovative series of introductory handbooks on key figures in twentieth-century performance practice.
Each volume focuses on a theatre-maker who has transformed the way we understand theatre and performance. The books are carefully structured to enable the reader to gain a good grasp of the fundamental elements underpinning each practitioner's work. They provide an inspiring springboard for students on twentieth century, contemporary theatre and theatre history courses.
These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books unravel the contribution of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators, through:

  • personal biography
  • explanation of key writings
  • description of significant productions
  • reproduction of practical exercises.

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PER000000
PERFORMING ARTS / General
PER011000
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General