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Theatre of the Oppressed (Get Political)

Augusto Boal


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This new edition of "Theatre of the Oppressed" brings a classic work on radical drama fully up to date and includes a new foreword by the author Augusto Boal. Boal restores theatre to its proper place as a popular form of communication and expression. He demonstrates the ways in which theatre has come to reflect ruling-class control, drawing on the theories of Aristotle and Machiavelli. He then shows the process reversed in Brechtian/Marxist poetics to the revolutionary potential of transforming the spectator into the actor. Throughout, Boal draws on his own experience in Latin America and illustrates his theory with practical examples.

Pluto Press (UK), 9780745328386, 192pp.

Publication Date: October 20, 2008

About the Author

Augusto Boal (1931 - 2009) was a renowned dramatist and the author of several works on politics and theatre.