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Theatre of the Oppressed #2020

Theatre of the Oppressed By Augusto Boal Charles A. McBride Theatre of the Oppressed Boal and his work are marvelous examples of the post modern situation its problems and its opportunities Twice exiled Boal is at home now wherever he finds himself to be He makes a skeptical comic
  • Title: Theatre of the Oppressed
  • Author: Augusto Boal Charles A. McBride
  • ISBN: 9780930452490
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Paperback
  • Theatre of the Oppressed By Augusto Boal Charles A. McBride Boal and his work are marvelous examples of the post modern situation its problems and its opportunities Twice exiled, Boal is at home now wherever he finds himself to be He makes a skeptical, comic, inquisitive and finally optimistic theatre involving spectators and performers in the search for community and integrity This is a good book to be used even than to Boal and his work are marvelous examples of the post modern situation its problems and its opportunities Twice exiled, Boal is at home now wherever he finds himself to be He makes a skeptical, comic, inquisitive and finally optimistic theatre involving spectators and performers in the search for community and integrity This is a good book to be used even than to be read Richard Schechner Augusto Boal s achievement is so remarkable, so original and so groundbreaking that I have no hesitation in describing the book as the most important theoretical work in the theatre in modern times a statement I make with having suffered any memory lapse with respect to Stanislavsky, Artaud or Grotowski Goerge E WellwarthOriginally basing himself at the Arena Stage in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Augusto Boal developed a series of imaginative theatre exercises which promote awareness of one s social situation and its limitations, individual attitudes, and even how our bodies are bound by tradition Boal is continued his explorations in Paris, where he directed Le CEDITADE Centre d Etude et de Diffusion des Techniques Actives d Expression Methode Boal , in addition to traveling and lecturing extensively in other countries On May 2, 2009, Boal died at age 78 in Rio de Janeiro.
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    1. Augusto Boal Charles A. McBride

      Augusto Boal was a Brazilian theatre director, writer and politician He was the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, a theatrical form originally used in radical popular education movements.His books are very influential With 22 published works, translated to than 20 languages, his views are studied in Theatre schools all over the world.

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    1. 6 stars Super highly recommended if you are of the type that likes to do things differently If you just like to roll with the roles and chill and float with the times you will not like some of the simple suggestions this book makes about changing the status quo which the world is currently frozen in In a nutshell it s by a South American dude who suggests the use of theatre to start a revolution He basically surmises that theatre has typically and conventionally been created by the bourgeoisie f [...]


    2. Recognizing that humans have a unique ability to take action in the world while simultaneously observing themselves in action, Boal believed that the human was a self contained theatre, actor and spectator in one Because we can observe ourselves in action, we can amend, adjust and alter our actions to have different impact and to change our world.Theatre of the Oppressed engages people in discovery, critical reflection and dialogue and the process of liberation Through Theatre of the Oppressed w [...]


    3. A man after my own heart A book that explores the true power of the theatre and its ability to free people and change and challenge power systems.


    4. Reviewing the comments here on Good Reads, one clearly gets the impression that although first published in 1979, Boal s book on a radical dramaturgy remains very much essential reading today I d like to add some of my own reflections to those noted here First, as others have stated, Boal begins with a lengthy treatise on classical theatre as a form of social organization Here he interrogates Aristotle s poetics Boal offers a most useful corrective to the standard reading of catharsis Typically, [...]


    5. Bo azi i niversitesi Yay nlar ndan kan evirisini okudum G zel, ak c bir eviriydi 5 b l mden olu an kitapta Augusto Boal tiyatronun geli im evrelerini politik bir ekilde okur ve bu okumalar n zerine Boal, Freire nin Ezilenlerin Pedagojisi al mas zerine kurdu u Ezilenlerin Poetikas n okuyucuya tan t r Politik bilgim ok geli mi olmad i in bu okumalara ne yaz k ki ele tirel bir ekilde yakla am yorum Fakat Ezilenlerin Tiyatrosu tekni ini Aylin Vartanyan arac l yla deneyimleme f rsat m oldu u i in bu [...]


    6. Yooooo my mind is blown for many reasons, although I was sick at my stomach of all the references to European perspectives subject of theatre Reading on I learned and fully understood why those references were so important I won t give away the details but I urge any one who is conerned with the conditions of the impoverished people in their communities and want change to read this book We in the artistic community have power to influence great change and I was encouraged to continue using my t [...]



    7. A lot of excitement going into this book based upon he author s reputation and he pedigree of his progenitor Freire still being a big theorist in most academic circles, yet being so encircled, much of his Pedagogy of the Oppressed has been problematized Boal s theatre remains its entertaining values with its own pedantic purpose Establishing a chain of theory from Artistotle, Machiavelli, Hegel and Brecht, the people are increasingly under the thumb of the state hat puts on the show patrons of t [...]


    8. M me si on peut se questionner sur l unit structurelle du livre il s agit de textes de diff rentes poques , il s agit d une lecture importante pour revoir notre rapport au th tre que l on soit acteur ou spectateur Contrairement ce que peut voquer le titre, l ouvrage ne parle pas que des techniques du th tre de l opprim , d velopp par l auteur Une bonne surprise, car Augusto Boal en connait un rayon sur l histoire du th tre Un coup de coeur que je recommande tous, connaisseurs et curieux.


    9. This book floored me Taking readers through the historic roots of theater, Boal highlights the uses and limitations of the stage, explaining Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hegel and Brecht Studied this book while a community organizer, and the theory allowed me to set an organizing context where we could push past the day to day constraints we were living in and reimagine a new theater for our lives.


    10. The first half of this book is incredibly fascinating Boal s overview of Aristotle s Poetics provides an interesting interpretation and angle when it comes to the nature of Classical tragedy behind the formula we re well acquainted with That alone is worth 5 stars in my opninon.Boal s own marxist influenced theories for theatre to be actively participated in by all to facilitate rehearsals for social change is also very engaging From instructions on how a person can release themselves from the m [...]


    11. Boal s philosophical readings get a little sloppy at times here, but the central insight guiding the book is a powerful one Picking up on Freire s idea that an authoritarian communication education structure will counteract even a radical choice of content, Boal attempts to envision a non authoritarian theater.At its best, Boal s answer radically reimagines theater as instead a sort of theater workshop, in which all learn the skills necessary to participate This sort of theater may not be an act [...]


    12. I m not one for philosophy, and while i m not the biggest fan of things that America does, I kind of get annoyed when revolutionary writers slag off America and just drop these blanket statements on it I think i m still processing what I read and need to form my opinion of it But from reading this, i guess i don t really like revolutionary writing because i m American or maybe because the writing feels is dated to me It s probably that Then once the author finally gets into what people should d [...]


    13. Boal writes with the confidence of a man who has dedicated his life to the understanding and subversion of theatrical form, and since I ve not yet taken Theatre History I, I m left to trust in the professor who recommendedTheatre of the Oppressedthat Boal is, in fact, a master of theatrical theory I had never before known or indeed imagined the concepts he covers in this volume, such as the rise and fall of the bourgeoisie and their movement from Aristotelian to Machiavellian poetics to the idea [...]


    14. In effect there are two parts to this book a section that deals with political theory as it is intertwined with the evolution of the theatre, and then a section dealing with the work Boal and others did in developing inclusive, interactive approaches to theatre.As someone with a degree in political science, who has not taken a theatre class, has not been in any kind of production of anything in over 22 years, etc I have to confess that the theoretical sections were much relevant to me than the [...]


    15. I would give this 3.5 stars, but doesn t have a half star option What I like about Baol s book is the interesting and illuminating examination of Aristotle s Poetics as a political text His argument about Aristotelian theatre being fundamentally coercive is an intriguing one, though I think Baol puts too much emphasis on Aristotle as a prescriptive text, rather than a descriptive one The counter argument to this is, of course, that the Poetics has been read throughout Western history to greater [...]


    16. This book finally went to its friends in the could not finish group I have to say I struggled through and got almost to the end but just could not read even one line of this I went that far because many directors I respect refer to Boal s work here as enlightening and unique I did not see any of this Up until his explanation on the difference between his theory and Brecht s epic theatre I could swear it is the same thing dressed in the red flag of his revolution I actually still think so.The pa [...]


    17. what can an idealist educator ask for than a clear blue print for synthesizing Freirian theory with action, practically applying Freire s philosophy in Pedagogy of the Oppressed, to facilitate innovative exercises that raise both a student and educator s consciousness about their state of oppression while actively working to topple it through action.


    18. I lost interest half way through It started promisingly with a discussion of how Aristotle s theory of the theater related to his ethics politics, but by the time he got to Hegel my eyes glazed over.


    19. It s the only book of its kind in existence if West Coast U.S.A library catalogs are indication I will eventually get around to purchasing this book but it s theory than practice so other books are essential to my work.


    20. Highest possible recommendation to those who live teach theatre Get it and learn it and use it Awesome interactive theatre that can be used as a problem solving tool, a method of conflict resolution, and much It s a game changer.


    21. The theory behind Theatre of the Oppressed fascinating look at the artform of theatre and it s effect upon us It can get a little thick at times when talking about different theorists or major playwrights.




    22. It blew your mind about theater right Yeah Well what if you could get your mind blown like that about EVERYTHING I had no response




    23. back in grad school, this book and his others , really awakened my political consciousness Boal became my teacher and guru for over 10 years.



    24. A very enlightening book indeed However I did find it way perplexed than it should have been.I m not sure whether that was due to the translation, but it was unecessary.


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