Legislative Theatre: Using Performance to Make Politics

Legislative Theatre: Using Performance to Make Politics

by Augusto Boal
     
 

Legislative Theatre is the latest and most remarkable stage in the unique Augusto Boal project. It is an attempt to use theatre in a political context to create a truer form of democracy--a method to engage the populace. It is an extraordinary experiment in the

potential of theatre to effect social change.

their situations." (Richard Schechner on Boal)

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Overview

Legislative Theatre is the latest and most remarkable stage in the unique Augusto Boal project. It is an attempt to use theatre in a political context to create a truer form of democracy--a method to engage the populace. It is an extraordinary experiment in the

potential of theatre to effect social change.

their situations." (Richard Schechner on Boal)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415182409
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.97(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
How to read this book
The Legislative Theatre Book3
1History: The Theatre of the Oppressed returns to its roots - Brazil and politics6
2The proposition: Theatre as politics and transitive democracy as theatre19
3The context: How and where is this experiment being carried out?24
4The structure39
5A compact course on playwriting and theatre arts: The tools of our task53
6The show and the community86
7Laws promulgated during the mandate: And one which wasn't102
App. iThe history of the Theatre of the Oppressed nuclei106
App. iiThe dreamt future113
App. iiiSymbolism in Munich118
The 'No-one here is an Ass!' Book125
1Paulo Freire, my last father126
2Clementina's turn130
3Saudades for the chicken thieves of yesteryear133
4Elizete: The woman and the mirror136
5The Devil as muse of inspiration142
6Resignation: Virtuous crime or criminal virtue?146
7Memory and the torture chamber149
8One hideous crime hides the hideousness of another153
9The Devil and the canny man155
10'Human rights' are human159
11Romeo and Juliet: A story of hatred and betrayal164
12The suicide of the wind177
13The laws of the market, the law of the lion181
14The show of the dream and the dream as show187
15Family: A playscript195
Categories of Popular Theatre211
1The first category of popular theatre: By the people and for the people213
2The second category of popular theatre: From the popular perspective but aimed at another audience222
3The third category of popular theatre: From an anti-people perspective and aimed at the people - populist theatre!227
4The fourth category of popular theatre: Newspaper Theatre234
Afterword: The Metamorphoses of the Devil: The individual and the twenty-first century249

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