Augusto Boal


Born
in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
March 16, 1931

Died
May 02, 2009

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Augusto Boal was a Brazilian theatre director, writer and politician. He was the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, a theatrical form originally used in radical popular education movements.

His books are very influential. With 22 published works, translated to more than 20 languages, his views are studied in Theatre schools all over the world.

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Theatre of the Oppressed

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4.21 avg rating — 1,060 ratings — published 1977 — 26 editions
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Games for Actors and Non-Ac...

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4.34 avg rating — 410 ratings — published 1992 — 16 editions
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The Rainbow of Desire: The ...

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4.24 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 1994 — 12 editions
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Legislative Theatre: Using ...

4.24 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1998 — 11 editions
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Hamlet and the Baker's Son:...

4.39 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2000 — 11 editions
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The Aesthetics of the Oppre...

4.19 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2006 — 12 editions
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In Contact With the Gods?: ...

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3.96 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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A Deliciosa e Sangrenta Ave...

3.80 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1976
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Juegos para actores y no ac...

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Teatro de Augusto Boal.

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1986
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More books by Augusto Boal…
“It is forbidden to walk on the grass. It is not forbidden to fly over the grass.”
Augusto Boal

“Theatre is the most perfect artistic form of coercion.”
Augusto Boal, Theatre of the Oppressed

“Motion, according to him, is an illusion, because we can demonstrate that it does not actually exist; the same for the multiplicity of existing things, which are in his logic, a single being, infinite, eternal, unchangeable. Like Heraclitus, Parmenides too, had his radical disciple, named Zeno. The latter had the habit of telling two stories to prove the inexistence of motion.”
Augusto Boal, Theatre of the Oppressed

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