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The Theatre of the Oppressed in Practice Today


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Illustrations Acknolwedgments Part One: Principles in Practice Prologue Introduction: About Augusto Boal and the Aims of This Book 1. What Is Forum and How Does It Work? 2. Teaching and Training 3. How Do We Adapt Forum? 4. Collaboration 5. Ten Top Tips Part Two: Companies and Conversations Introduction: How These Four Studies Were Created and Why Jana Sanskriti: Field Work Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC): 'Radically Unsentimental' The Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company: 'Nurses Jump In. Teachers Don't' CTO Rio: 'Given a Recipe, You Can Go and Do' Part Three: Conversations Introduction: About the People You Will Hear from in This Section Alegna Dezlein Jennifer Little Barbara Santos Osmar Araujo Julian Boal Epilogue: 'From Damascus' Glossary Suggested Reading Index

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The book illumines the context and key principles of Boal's work through a set of contemporary international case studies pointing to the living, core ethos of the Theatre of the Oppressed.

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Ali Campbell was trained and mentored by Boal and remains one of the key exponents of the Theatre of the Oppressed working today. He has adapted Boal's techniques of Forum and Image theatre across a broad range of groups and contexts in Europe and Africa. He is Reader in Applied Performance Practice at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. .


Distilled from a lifetime of practice, teaching and reflection with groups around the world, this brilliant book is a must read for Theatre for Change workers everywhere. -- Geraldine Ling MBE; Founding Artistic Director; The Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company
This book is a profound praxis for peace, precisely because it disturbs: it is a work of clarity, written with the honesty of a friend. Ali Campbell explores Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed with the urgent question: "How then shall we Live?" -- Professor Alison Phipps OBE; UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts; University of Glasgow

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