Hamlet and the Baker's Son - My Life in Theatre and Politics
Published by Routledge
"But this political man of the theatre, and the theatrical man of politics - once imprisoned for his subversive activities - is also a passionately creative force in contemporary cultural life." "From his childhood and early days in Brazil's political theatre movement to his more recent experiments with Forum Theatre as a democratic political process, Boal's story is a moving and extraordinary one. He has devised a unique way of using the stage to empower the disempowered, and taken his methods from the favelas of Rio to the rehearsal studios of the Royal Shakespeare Company"
A distinctive warmth and humour fill these pages, demonstrating Boal's commitment to his personal/political slogan: 'Have the courage to be happy!'