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Games for actors and non-actors

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 harassment, 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 techniques of image theatre and forum theatre available. This work is a valuable handbook of methods, techniques, games, and exercises, and is a genuinely inspiring work by the world famous author of Theatre of the Oppressed. It is designed to help anyone, whether actor or nonactor, rehearse for real life: make the fictional real
Print Book, English, 2002
Routledge, New York, 2002
Former Course Reserve reading
xxix, 301 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
9780415267618, 9780415267083, 0415267617, 0415267080
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
Translated from the French