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 methods
This 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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1 BIOGRAPHY AND CONTEXT
2 THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED
3 FORUM THEATRE IN PRODUCTION
4 WORKSHOP PROCESS
Frances Babbage is Professor of Theatre and Performance at the University of Sheffield.