Political Community Theatre Products

  • Theatre for Women’s Participation in Sustainable Development

    By Beth Osnes

    Though development researchers have proven that the participation of women is necessary for effective sustainable development, development practitioners still largely lack culturally appropriate, gender-sensitive tools for including women, especially women living in poverty. Current tools used in…

    Paperback – 2015-10-12
    Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

  • Theatre of Exile

    By Horacio Czertok

    Edited by Martin Holbraad

    How might the organic link between theatre-making and political action be revitalised? And how might a spontaneous vision of a theatre of and for ordinary people be reignited? Since his political exile from Argentina in 1977, theatre director and producer Horacio Czertok has devoted his life to…

    Paperback – 2015-08-03

  • Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance

    Edited by Victoria Pettersen Lantz, Angela Sweigart-Gallagher

    Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance explores how children and young people fit into national political theatre and, moreover, how youth enact interrogative, patriotic, and/or antagonistic performances as they develop their own relationship with nationhood. Children are often seen as…

    Hardback – 2014-07-25
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Feminist Visions and Queer Futures in Postcolonial Drama

    Community, Kinship, and Citizenship

    By Kanika Batra

    In this timely study, Batra examines contemporary drama from India, Jamaica, and Nigeria in conjunction with feminist and incipient queer movements in these countries. Postcolonial drama, Batra contends, furthers the struggle for gender justice in both these movements by…

    Paperback – 2012-11-13
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Social Works

    Performing Art, Supporting Publics

    By Shannon Jackson

    ‘a game-changer, a must-read for scholars, students and artists alike’ – Tom Finkelpearl At a time when art world critics and curators heavily debate the social, and when community organizers and civic activists are reconsidering the role of aesthetics in social reform, this book makes explicit…

    Paperback – 2011-02-21

  • Jana Sanskriti

    Forum Theatre and Democracy in India

    By Sanjoy Ganguly

    Jana Sanskriti Centre for the Theatre of the Oppressed, based in West Bengal, is probably the largest and longest lasting Forum Theatre operation in the world. It was considered by Augusto Boal to be the chief exponent of his methodology outside of its native Brazil. This book is a unique…

    Paperback – 2010-04-26

  • Electoral Guerrilla Theatre

    Radical Ridicule and Social Movements

    By L.M. Bogad

    Across the globe, in liberal democracies where the right to vote is framed as both civil right and civic duty, disillusioned creative activists run for public office on sarcastic, ironic and iconoclastic platforms. With little intention of 'winning' in the conventional sense, they use drag, camp…

    Paperback – 2005-06-23

  • Hamlet and the Baker's Son

    My Life in Theatre and Politics

    By Augusto Boal

    Hamlet and the Baker's Son is the autobiography of Augusto Boal, inventor of the internationally renowned Forum Theatre system, and 'Theatre of the Oppressed' and author of Games for Actors and Non-Actors and Legislative Theatre. Continuing to travel the world giving workshops and inspiration to…

    Paperback – 2001-02-23

  • The Radical in Performance

    Between Brecht and Baudrillard

    By Baz Kershaw

    The Radical in Performance investigates the crisis in contemporary theatre, and celebrates the subversive in performance. It is the first full-length study to explore the link between a western theatre which, says Kershaw, is largely outdated and the blossoming of postmodern performance, much of…

    Paperback – 1999-06-24

  • Working Without Boal

    Digressions and Developments in the Theatre of the Oppressed

    Edited by Frances Babbage

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1996-03-01

  • The Politics of Performance

    Radical Theatre as Cultural Intervention

    By Baz Kershaw

    The Politics of Performance^ addresses fundamental questions about the social and political purposes of performance through an investigation into post-war alternative and community theatre. It proposes a theory of performace as ideological transaction, cultural intervention and community action,…

    Paperback – 1992-07-02

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