Games for Actors and Non--Actors / Edition 2

Games for Actors and Non--Actors / Edition 2

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by Augusto Boal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415267080

ISBN-13: 9780415267083

Pub. Date: 07/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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 alike!

This thoroughly updated and substantially revised

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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 alike!

This thoroughly updated and substantially revised second edition includes:

  • two new essays by Boal on major recent projects in Brazil
  • Boal's description of his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • a revised introduction and translator's preface
  • a collection of photographs taken during Boal's workshops, commissioned for this edition
  • new reflections on Forum Theatre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415267083
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
162,741
Product dimensions:
6.84(w) x 9.82(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

List of figures
Translator's introduction to the first edition
Preface to the second edition: The Royal Shakespeare Company, theatre in prisons and landless peasants1
Preface to the first edition: the fable of Xua-Xua, the prehuman woman who discovered theatre11
Theatre of the Oppressed in Europe18
The Godrano experience: my first Forum Theatre in Europe or the ultimate spect-actor/protagonist!19
The Structure of the Actor's Work29
The primacy of emotion29
Rationalising emotion35
A la recherche du temps perdu37
The dialectical structure of the actor's interpretation of a role40
The Arsenal of Theatre of the Oppressed48
Introduction: a new system of exercises and games from Theatre of the Oppressed48
Feeling What We Touch (Restructuring Muscular Relations)50
Listening to What We Hear92
Dynamising Several Senses114
Seeing What We Look At129
The Memory of the Senses171
Image Theatre174
Rehearsal Exercises for any Kind of Play217
The Early Forms of Forum Theatre241
The rules of the game242
Dramaturgy242
Staging243
The performance game243
Examples of Forum Theatre245
Forum Theatre: Doubts and Certainties: Incorporating a New Method of Rehearsing and Devising a Forum Theatre Model253
Twenty fundamental topics254
First Experiences with Invisible Theatre277
Examples of Invisible Theatre277
Artistic Creation and Divine Madness: A Meditation on Art and the Miraculous289
Passion and art293
The mad artist and the artist madman296
Postscript: The Pedagogy of Fear - Theatre and the Twin Towers: An Essay After 11 September, 2001298

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