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Games for Actors and Non-Actors

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ISBN-13: 978-0415061551
ISBN-10: 0415061555
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"This is an inspiring and powerful book, a lucid account that will be of substantial use to people already using "Theatre of the Oppressed." It should also act as an excellent introduction for those new to the system." - Artscene

"This is a useful handbook for those who want to explore Boal's 'Theatre of the Oppressed' and as such is greatly to be welcomed. Boals' work deserves and demands emulation." - Theatre Research International

"You have achieved what Brecht only dreamt of and wrote about: making a useful theatre that is entertaining, fun, and instructive. It is a different kind of theatre - a kind of social therapy.it focuses the mind, relaxes the spirit, and gives people a new handle on their situations." - Richard Schechner

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Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (June 21, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415061555
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415061551
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This text represents a valuable introduction to the theories and practice of Augusto Boal. GFA, unlike its predecessor the Theatre of the Oppressed, contains practical exercises as well as an introduction to the important theoretical work of Boal. Boal's major innovations (such as Forum Theatre and Image Theatre) are introduced, discussed, and illustrated with examples, thus effectively allowing the reader to enter into the dialogue of using and refining the techniques. I would recommend this to any performer, artist, educator, or theatre worker who is unfamiliar with the work of Boal, and seeks new methods of understanding and transforming practice, and empowering both audience and participants.
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This book changed me. I've been active in the theatre for more than a decade and found theatre games to be extremely annoying, This book offers insight on society, character building and creates a new sense of joy to playing. Buy this book. I noticed this version is much cheaper than the new edition which is almost the same thing.
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By A Customer on April 11, 2000
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Definitely a must-have in all drama classes. Don't recycle the same old exercises which have nothing to do with the world around us - the work of Boal is accessible and important to students of the theater of all ages.
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a must have for anyone who is a parent, teaching, working with individuals, groups, or to make family gatehring fun, meaningful and looking forward to more!
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