The Rainbow of Desire
The Boal Method of Theatre and Therapy
By (author) Augusto Boal
Introduction by Adrian Jackson
Translated by Adrian Jackson
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Rainbow of Desire by Augusto Boal
Book DescriptionRainbow 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 the techniques which help us 'see' for the first time the oppressions we have internalised. Boal, a Brazilian theatre director, writer and politician, has been confronting oppression in various forms for over thirty years. His belief that theatre is a means to create the future has inspired hundreds of groups all over the world to use his techniques in a multitude of settings. This, his latest work, includes such exercises as: * The Cops in the Head and their anti-bodies * The screen image * The image of the future we are afraid of * Image and counter-image ...and many more. Rainbow of Desire will make fascinating reading for those already familiar with Boal's work and is also completely accessible to anyone new to Theatre of the Oppressed techniques.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415103497
(246mm x 174mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Dec-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Augusto Boal
Aesthetics of the Oppressed, Paperback (December 2004)
Augusto Boal's workshops and theatre exercises are renowned throughout the world for their life-changing effects. This book speaks about the subjects important to him - the practical work he does with diverse communities, the effects of globalization, and the creative possibilities for all of us.
Games for Actors and Non-actors, Paperback (August 2002)
This is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal, including new discussions, a new introduction and a collection of images.
Legislative Theatre, Paperback (October 1998)View all books by Augusto Boal
The latest stage in the Boal project, this is an attempt to uses theatre within a political system to create a truer form of democracy. Includes a full description of the principles of Legislative Theatre and a description of the process in Rio.
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