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  1. Theatre of the Oppressed in Actions

    An Audio-Visual Introduction to Boal’s Forum Theatre

    Edited by JULIAN BOAL, Kelly Howe, McElvany Scot

    Brazilian theatre director Augusto Boal’s ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ movement went global many years ago – it is now practiced all over the world by a wide range of different groups from political activists and practitioners of political (or ‘applied’) theatre to students at all levels. This major...

    To Be Published June 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Aesthetics of the Oppressed

    By Augusto Boal

    Augusto Boal's workshops and theatre exercises are renowned throughout the world for their life-changing effects. At last this major director, practitioner, and author of many books on community theatre speaks out about the subjects most important to him – the practical work he does with...

    Published March 21st 2006 by Routledge

  3. A Boal Companion

    Dialogues on Theatre and Cultural Politics

    Edited by Jan Cohen-Cruz, Mady Schutzman

    This carefully constructed and thorough collection of theoretical engagements with Augusto Boal’s work is the first to look ’beyond Boal’ and critically assesses the Theatre of the Opressed (TO) movement in context. A Boal Companion looks at the cultural practices which inform TO and explore them...

    Published December 7th 2005 by Routledge

  4. Games for Actors and Non-Actors

    2nd Edition

    By Augusto Boal

    Games for Actors and Non-Actors is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal's revolutionary Method, showing how theatre can be used to transform and liberate everyone – actors and non-actors...

    Published August 21st 2002 by Routledge

  5. Hamlet and the Baker's Son

    My Life in Theatre and Politics

    By Augusto Boal

    Hamlet and the Baker's Son is the autobiography of Augusto Boal, inventor of the internationally renowned Forum Theatre system, and 'Theatre of the Oppressed' and author of Games for Actors and Non-Actors and Legislative Theatre. Continuing to travel the world giving workshops and inspiration to...

    Published February 22nd 2001 by Routledge

  6. Legislative Theatre

    Using Performance to Make Politics

    By Augusto Boal

    Augusto Boal's reputation is now moving beyond the realms of theatre and drama therapy, bringing him to the attention of a wider public. Legislative Theatre is the latest and most remarkable stage in his work. 'Legislative Theatre' is an attempt to use Boal's method of 'Forum Theatre' within a...

    Published September 30th 1998 by Routledge

  7. The Rainbow of Desire

    The Boal Method of Theatre and Therapy

    By Augusto Boal

    Rainbow of Desire is a handbook of exercises with a difference. It is Augusto Boal's bold and brilliant statement about the therapeutic ability of theatre to liberate individuals and change lives. Now translated into English and comprehensively updated from the French, Rainbow of Desire sets out...

    Published December 14th 1994 by Routledge

  8. Playing Boal

    Edited by Jan Cohen-Cruz, Mady Schutzman

    Playing Boal examines the techniques in application of Augusto Boal, creator of Theatre of the Oppressed, Brazilian theatre maker and political activist. This text looks at the use of the Theatre of the Oppressed exercises by a variety of practitioners and scholars working in Europe, North...

    Published December 1st 1993 by Routledge