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Theatre of the Oppressed.

Author: Augusto Boal; Charles A McBride
Publisher: New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The innovative Brazilian playwright, director and international lecturer explicates Aristotle's poetics and the philosophies of Machiavelli, Hegel and Brecht to determine the extent to which their chief components--imitation, catharsis and, ultimately, audience control--serve up to support the status quo of a society rather than facilitate change.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Augusto Boal; Charles A McBride
ISBN: 0930452496 9780930452490
OCLC Number: 952779615
Description: 1 online resource (213 pages)
Contents: Table of Contents; Foreword; 1. Aristotle's Coercive System of Tragedy ; Introduction; 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 Conclusion; Notes; 2. Machiavelli and the Poetics of Virtu ; The Feudal Abstraction; The Bourgeois Concretion; Machiavelli and Mandragola; Modern Reductions of Virtu; Notes; 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 Are Minor Formal Differences Between the Three Genres; Empathy or Osmosis; Notes; 4. Poetics of the Oppressed; Poetics of the Oppressed; Experiments with the People's Theater in Peru; Notes; 5. Development of the Arena Theater of Sao Paulo ; First Stage; Need for the ""Joker""; Goals of the ""Joker""; Structures of the ""Joker""; Notes; Appendices.

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The innovative Brazilian playwright, director and international lecturer explicates Aristotle's poetics and the philosophies of Machiavelli, Hegel and Brecht to determine the extent to which their chief components--imitation, catharsis and, ultimately, audience control--serve up to support the status quo of a society rather than facilitate change.

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