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Description - Augusto Boal by Frances Babbage

The work of Augusto Boal has had a tremendous impact on contemporary theatre. This volume looks at the scope of Boal's career - from his early work as a playwright and director in Sao Paulo in the 1950s, to the development of his groundbreaking manifesto in the 1970s for a 'Theatre of the Oppressed'. Augusto Boal will be fascinating reading for anyone interested in the role that theatre can play in stimulating social and personal change. This useful study combines: * a biographical and historical overview of Boal's career as theatre practitioner and director * in-depth analysis of Boal's classic text on radical theatre, The Theatre of the Oppressed * exploration of training and production techniques * practical guidance to Boal's workshop methods.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415273268
ISBN-10: 0415273269
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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