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Theatre of the oppressed

Author: Augusto Boal
Publisher: New York : Theatre Communications Group, 1985.
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Theatre of the oppressed combines analysis and practice, making it indispensable to those interested in dramatic theory as well as performance technique.

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Genre/Form: Literary criticism
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Augusto Boal
ISBN: 0930452496 9780930452490
OCLC Number: 12961497
Language Note: Translated from the original Spanish.
Notes: Translation of Teatro del oprimido y otras poéticas políticas.
Originally published: New York : Urizen Books, 1979.
Description: xiv, 197 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 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 --
Machiavelli and the poetics of virtù: The feudal abstraction ; The bourgeois concretion ; Machiavelli and Mandragola ; Modern reductions of virtu --
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 --
Poetics of the oppressed: Experiments with the people's theater in Peru ; Conclusion: "spectator," a bad word! --
Development of the Arena Theater of São Paulo: Need for the "joker" ; Goals of the "joker" ; Structures of the "joker."
Other Titles: Teatro del oprimido y otras poéticas políticas.
Theater of the oppressed
Responsibility: Augusto Boal ; translated by Charles A. & Maria-Odilia Leal McBride.


Theatre of the oppressed combines analysis and practice, making it indispensable to those interested in dramatic theory as well as performance technique.


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The politic theater

by quasarte (WorldCat user published 2009-11-23) Excellent Permalink

This is a book that calls us to take action and promote change through the art and theater.

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