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Games for Actors and Non-Actorsby Augusto Boal
Synopses & Reviews
"Games for Actors and Non-Actors" is a unique piece of writing. Boal's Methods transform theatre into a democratic arena where the spectator becomes the spect"actor"', contributing ideas, taking over roles, and using theatre to confront problems such as sexual harrassment, poor pay, homophobia, and racism. For this first translation into English, Boal has included fresh material to make it the most up-to-date introduction to the techniques of Image Theatre and Forum Theatre available. "Games for Actors and Non-Actors" is a valuable handbook of methods, techniques, games, and exercises, and is a genuinely inspiring work by the world-famous author of "Theatre of the Oppressed," It is designed to help anyone - whether actor on non-actor - rehearse for real life: make the fictional real.
"Games for Actors and Non-Actors" was written by the founder of "Theatre of the Oppressed", Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal's revolutionary method, showing how theatre can be used to transform and liberate everyone - actors and non-actors alike.
A classic and bestselling work by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed sets out the principles and practices of Boal's revolutionary Method, showing how theatre can be used to transform and liberate actors and non-actors alike.
A companion to Intellect’s award-winning Applied Theatre: International Case Studies and Challenges for Practice, Applied Drama fulfills the need for an introductory handbook for facilitators and teaching artists working in community settings through dramatic process, drawing on the best practices to transfer into the diverse settings within which applied drama projects occur. Crafted for use in schools, classrooms, community groups, healthcare organizations, and all manner of social institutions, this book aids practitioners to develop and hone the skills needed to best serve the needs of these diverse communities.
Games for Actors and Non-Actors is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal's revolutionary Method, showing how theatre can be used to transform and liberate everyone - actors and non-actors alike
This thoroughly updated and substantially revised second edition includes:
* Two new essays by Boal on major recent projects in Brazil
* Boal's description of his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company
* A revised introduction and translator's preface
* A collection of photographs taken during Boal's workshops, commissioned for this edition
* New reflections on Forum Theatre
About the Author
Monica Prendergast is assistant professor of drama and theater education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Victoria. With Juliana Saxton, she is a coauthor of Applied Theatre, also published by Intellect and selected as the American Alliance for Theatre and Education’s 2009 Book of the Year.
Juliana Saxton is professor emerita in the Department of Theatre at the University of Victoria and the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education. With Monica Prendergast, she is a coauthor of Applied Theatre, also published by Intellect and selected as the American Alliance for Theatre and Education’s 2009 Book of the Year.
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