A Boal Companion: Dialogues on Theatre and Cultural Politics by Mady Schutzman,Jan Cohen-Cruz

By Mady Schutzman,Jan Cohen-Cruz

This conscientiously developed and thorough choice of theoretical engagements with Augusto Boal’s paintings is the 1st to appear ’beyond Boal’ and severely assesses the Theatre of the Opressed (TO) circulation in context.

A Boal Companion appears to be like on the cultural practices which tell TO and discover them inside a bigger body of cultural politics and function idea. The individuals positioned TO into discussion with complexity theory – Merleau-Ponty, Emmanuel Levinas, race idea, feminist functionality artwork, Deleuze and Guattari, and liberation psychology – to call quite a few, and in doing so, the kinship among Boal’s undertaking and a number of fields of social psychology, ethics, biology, comedy, trauma experiences and political technology is made visible.

The principles generated all through A Boal Companion will:

  • expand readers' realizing of TO as a posh, interdisciplinary, multivocal physique of philosophical discourses

  • provide numerous lenses by which to perform and critique TO

  • make particular the connection among TO and different our bodies of work.

This assortment is perfect for TO practitioners and students who are looking to extend their wisdom, however it additionally presents strange readers and new scholars to the self-discipline with an outstanding learn resource.

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