The Aestheticsof the Oppressed
‘We must all do theatre – to ﬁnd out who we are, and to discover whowe could become.’Augusto Boal – legendary Brazilian theatre director and creator of Theatre of the Oppressed – is back, with a stunning new collectionof essays and stories.Boal’s vision of the transformative power of theatre reaches newheights with this latest polemic against globalisation and the sedativeeffects of Hollywood and television.‘To resist, it is not enough to say No – it is necessary to desire!’
The Aesthetics of the Oppressed
describes the basis of a practicaltheatre project which enables individuals to reclaim themselves assubjects. Its central message is that we can discover Art by discoveringour own creativity, and by discovering our creativity we discoverourselves.In this latest despatch, Boal communicates his inspirational vision– articulating and expanding upon the practical and theoretical foun-dations of the work which over the last thirty years has become avibrant international theatre movement.
is a theatre director, dramatist, theorist, writer andteacher. He was a Member of Parliament for Rio de Janeiro from 1993to 1996. He is the author of
The Theatre of the Oppressed
Games for Actors and Non-Actors
The Rainbow of Desire
Hamlet and the Baker’s Son: my life in theatre and politics
is Artistic Director of Cardboard Citizens. This is hisﬁfth translated book by Augusto Boal. He has made and taught Theatreof the Oppressed practice widely in many countries; recent theatrework includes a co-production of
with the Royal ShakespeareCompany and a national tour of
by Sarah Woods.