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Games for actors and non-actors

Author: Augusto Boal
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats
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This book is a unique piece of writing. The author's methods transform theatre into a democratic arena where the spectator becomes the "spectactor", contributing ideas, taking over roles, and using theatre to confront problems such as sexual harrassment, poor pay, homophobia, and racism. For this first translation into English, he has included fresh material to make it the most up to date introduction to the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Augusto Boal
ISBN: 9780415267618 0415267617 9780415267083 0415267080
OCLC Number: 769221515
Notes: Originaltitel: Jeux pour acteurs et non-acteurs
Description: xxix, 301 s. : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface to the second edition: The Royal Shakespeare Company, theatre in prisons and landless peasants ; Postscript --
with pride in our hearts. Preface to the first edition: The fable of Xua-Xua, the prehuman woman who discovered theatre ; Postscript: actors and non-actors. Theatre of the oppressed in Europe. The structure of the actor's work. The arsenal of theatre of the oppressed. Feeling what we touch (restructuring muscular relations) ; Listening to what we hear ; Dynamising several senses ; Seeing what we look at ; The memory of the senses ; Rehearsal exercises for any kind of play. The early forms of forum theatre. Forum theatre: doubts and certainties: incorporating a new method of rehearsing and devising a forum theatre model. First experiences with invisible theatre. Artistic creation and divine madness: a meditation on art and the miraculous. Postscript: The pedagogy of fear --
theatre and the Twin Towers: an essay after 11 September, 2001
Responsibility: Augusto Boal

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This is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal, including new discussions, a new introduction and a collection of images.  Read more...

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