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Theater of the oppressed

Author: Augusto Boal
Publisher: London : Pluto, 2000.
Series: Pluto classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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In this remarkable classic work on radical drama, Augusto Boal exposes the machinations that the ruling classes exercised on theatre to take control out of the hands of ordinary citizens. He shows how Brechtian and Marxian drama reverses this trend.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Augusto Boal
ISBN: 0745316581 9780745316581 0745316573 9780745316574
OCLC Number: 43340051
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Notes: Previous ed. i.e 1st ed.: 1979.
Includes index.
Description: xxi, 208 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
The Unruly Protagonist --
1. Aristotle's Coercive System of Tragedy --
Art Imitates Nature --
What is the Meaning of "Imitation"? --
What, then, is the Purpose of Art and Science? --
Major Arts and Minor Arts --
What does Tragedy Imitate? --
What is Happiness? --
And What is Virtue? --
Necessary Characteristics of Virtue --
The Degrees of Virtue --
What is Justice? --
In What Sense can Theater Function as an Instrument for Purification and Intimidation? --
The Ultimate Aim of Tragedy --
A Short Glossary of Simple Words --
How Aristotle's Coercive System of Tragedy Functions --
Different Types of Conflict: Hamartia and Social Ethos --
2. Machiavelli and the Poetics of Virtu --
The Feudal Abstraction --
The Bourgeois Concretion --
Machiavelli and Mandragola --
Modern Reductions of Virtu --
3. Hegel and Brecht: The Character as Subject or the Character as Object? --
The "Epic" Concept --
Types of Poetry in Hegel --
Characteristics of Dramatic Poetry, Still According to Hegel --
Freedom of the Character-Subject --
A Word Poorly Chosen --
Does Thought Determine Being (or Vice Versa)? --
Can Man be Changed? --
Conflict of Wills or Contradiction of Needs? --
Empathy or What? Emotion or Reason? --
Catharsis and Repose, or Knowledge and Action? --
How to Interpret the New Works? --
The Rest Does not Count: They and Minor Formal Differences Between the Three Genres --
Empathy or Osmosis --
4. Poetics of the Oppressed --
Experiments with the People's Theater in Peru --
Conclusion: "Spectator," a Bad Word! --
5. Development of the Arena Theater of Sao Paulo --
Need for the "Joker" --
Goals of the "Joker" --
Structures of the "Joker."
Series Title: Pluto classics.
Other Titles: Teatro del oprimido y otras poéticas polı́ticas.
Responsibility: Augusto Boal ; translated from Spanish by Charles A. and Maria-Odilia Leal McBride and Emily Fryer.

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