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Hamlet the Baker's Son: My Life in Theatre and Politics
     

Hamlet the Baker's Son: My Life in Theatre and Politics

by Augusto Boal
 

ISBN-10: 0415229898

ISBN-13: 9780415229890

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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 teachers, prisoners, actors and care-workers,

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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 teachers, prisoners, actors and care-workers, Augusto Boal is a visionary as well as a product of his times - the Brazil of military dictatorship and artistic and social repression and was once imprisoned for his subversive activities.
From his early days in Brazil's political theatre movement to his recent experiments with theatre as a democratic political process, Boal's story is a moving and memorable one. He has devised a unique way of using the stage to empower the disempowered, and taken his methods everywhere from the favelas of Rio to the rehearsal studios of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415229890
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

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