Playing Boal - Theatre & Therapy and Activism

Playing Boal - Theatre & Therapy and Activism $39.99

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M. Schutzman & J. Cohen-Cruz - eds

Published by Routledge

A study of the work of theatre practitioner and political activist, Augusto Boal, that looks at the political and social issues raised by his work as well as its practical applications

This text is designed to illuminate and invigorate discussion about Boal's work and the transformative potential of theatre


"This marvelous collection of material, assembled and arranged by Jan Cohen-Cruz and Mady Schutzman, truly goes from the entry level--sort of Basic Boal--to extremely interesting practical applications that are very useful. It also addresses with great vigour the broader political and social questions raised by Boal's work. This collection is urgently welcome" ~ Douglas L. Paterson, Chair of the Department of Dramatic Arts, University of Nebraska at Omaha

"This book is a necessary and timely addition to the study of the range of theatre techniques known as "Theatre of the Oppressed" and its founder, the Brazilian theatre director and political activist, Augusto Boal. It tries to accommodate both those completely new to "Theatre of the Oppressed" as well as those engaged in a more detailed professional and/or academic involvement with the work" ~ Theatre Research International

"This book is a must for anyone concerned about performance in conjunction with politics, activism, therapy, and/or community work--or for anyone interested in the application of theory to performance practice" ~ Theatre Insight

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