By Mady Schutzman,Jan Cohen-Cruz
This rigorously 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) circulate in context.
A Boal Companion appears on the cultural practices which tell TO and discover them inside of 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 paintings, Deleuze and Guattari, and liberation psychology – to call quite a few, and in doing so, the kinship among Boal’s venture and a number of fields of social psychology, ethics, biology, comedy, trauma reports and political technology is made visible.
The rules generated all through A Boal Companion will:
- expand readers' realizing of TO as a posh, interdisciplinary, multivocal physique of philosophical discourses
- provide various lenses during which to perform and critique TO
- make specific 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 offers surprising readers and new scholars to the self-discipline with a very good research resource.
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