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Legislative Theatre

Using Performance to Make Politics

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Legislative Theatre by Augusto Boal
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Legislative Theatre is the latest and most remarkable stage in the unique Augusto Boal project. It is an attempt to use theatre within a political system to create a truer form of democracy. It is an extraordinary experiment in the potential of theatre to affect social change. At the heart of Boal's method of Forum Theatre is the dual meaning of the verb 'to act': to perform, and to take action. In Legislative Theatre Boal creates new, theatrical, and truly revolutionary ways of involving everyone in the democratic process. This book includes: a full explanation of the genesis and principles of Legislative Theatre a description of the process in operation in Rio Boal's essays, speeches and lectures on popular theatre, Paolo Freire, cultural activism, the point of playwrighting, and much else besides.
Release date NZ
October 1st, 1998
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
272
Dimensions
174x246x20
ISBN-13
9780415182416
Product ID
1679255

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