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Augusto Boal

By Frances Babbage

Routledge

156 pages

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Paperback: 9781138592018
pub: 2018-06-11
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Description

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.

Table of Contents

List of figures

Preface

Acknowledgements

Note

1 BIOGRAPHY AND CONTEXT

2 THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED

3 FORUM THEATRE IN PRODUCTION

4 WORKSHOP PROCESS

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

Frances Babbage is Professor of Theatre and Performance at the University of Sheffield.

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:
PER011000
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
PER011020
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism