A Boal Companion: Dialogues on Theatre and Cultural Politics - download pdf or read online

By Mady Schutzman,Jan Cohen-Cruz

ISBN-10: 0415322936

ISBN-13: 9780415322935

ISBN-10: 0415322944

ISBN-13: 9780415322942

This conscientiously built and thorough selection of theoretical engagements with Augusto Boal’s paintings is the 1st to seem ’beyond Boal’ and severely assesses the Theatre of the Opressed (TO) circulation in context.



A Boal Companion appears on the cultural practices which tell TO and discover them inside of a bigger body of cultural politics and function thought. The members positioned TO into discussion with complexity theory – Merleau-Ponty, Emmanuel Levinas, race idea, feminist functionality paintings, Deleuze and Guattari, and liberation psychology – to call quite a few, and in doing so, the kinship among Boal’s undertaking and a number of fields of social psychology, ethics, biology, comedy, trauma stories and political technological know-how is made visible.



The principles generated all through A Boal Companion will:



  • expand readers' knowing of TO as a posh, interdisciplinary, multivocal physique of philosophical discourses

  • provide numerous lenses wherein to perform and critique TO

  • make particular the connection among TO and different our bodies of work.


This assortment is perfect for TO practitioners and students who are looking to extend their wisdom, however it additionally offers strange readers and new scholars to the self-discipline with a good learn resource.

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