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A Boal companion : dialogues on theatre and cultural politics.

Author: Jan Cohen- Cruz; Mady Schutzman
Publisher: Abingdon : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This Boal companion explores performative and cultural ideas and practices which inform Boal's work by putting them alongside those from related disciplines.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Augusto Boal; Augusto Boal
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Cohen- Cruz; Mady Schutzman
ISBN: 0415322944 9780415322942 0415322936 9780415322935
OCLC Number: 819669900
Description: 208 pages : bibliog
Contents: Introduction Politics and Performance(s) of Identity: Twenty-five Years of Brazilian Theatre (1954-79) Section 1: Sites Political Theatre: Staging the Political: Boal and the Horizons of Theatrical Commitment Pedagogy: Critical Interventions: The Meaning of Praxis Activism: Tactical Carnival: Social Movement, Demonstrations, and Dialogical Performance Therapy: Social Healing and Liberatory Politics: A Roundtable Discussion Legislating: Performing Democracy in the Streets: Participatory Budgeting and Legislative Theatre in Brazil Section 2: Tropes Art and Everyday Life: Action in Feminist Performance Art Storytelling: Redefining the Private: From Personal Storytelling to Political Act Metaxis: Metaxis: Dancing (in) the In-Between Aesthetic Space: Aesthetics Space/Imaginative Geographies Jok(er)ing: Joker Runs Wild Witnessing: Witnessing Subjects: A Fool's Help Section 3: Ideologies Postcolonial Theory: Re-envisioning Theatre, Activism, and Citizenship in Neocolonial Contexts Feminist Theory: Negotiating Feminist Identities and Theatre of the Oppressed RaceTheory: Unperforming "Race": Strategies for Re-Imagining Identity Notes on Contributors Index

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Assesses the Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) movement in context. This collection looks at the cultural practices, which inform TO, and explore them within a frame of cultural politics and performance  Read more...

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