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Legislative Theatre: Using Performance to Make Politics

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Augusto Boal's reputation is now moving beyond the realms of theatre and drama therapy, bringing him to the attention of a wider public. Legislative Theatre is the latest and most remarkable stage in his work. 'Legislative Theatre' is an attempt to use Boal's method of 'Forum Theatre' within a political system to create a truer form of democracy. It is an extraordinary exp ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published November 12th 1998 by Routledge (first published January 1st 1998)
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Matt
May 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Boal's goal is to literally change the world through theatre. The Legislative Theatre is part history, part how-to. As I head toward grad school in social work, this book is becoming a treasure as I try to articulate how it is a Bacherlor's in Theatre and a Master's in Social work can be combined to really help people.
Tanya Andrea
Apr 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
I only read certain parts of this book. It went really well with his Theater of the Oppressed as you get to see how he implemented theater into the political sphere. A great read and a great reference to have. I will finish it eventually.
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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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