The Rainbow of Desire: The Boal Method of Theatre and Therapy

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Drama - 188 pages
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Rainbow of Desire is a handbook of exercises with a difference. It is Augusto Boal's bold and brilliant statement about the therapeutic ability of theatre to liberate individuals and change lives. Now translated into English and comprehensively updated from the French, Rainbow of Desire sets out the techniques which help us `see' for the first time the oppressions we have internalised.
Boal, a Brazilian theatre director, writer and politician, has been confronting oppression in various forms for over thirty years. His belief that theatre is a means to create the future has inspired hundreds of groups all over the world to use his techniques in a multitude of settings. This, his latest work, includes such exercises as:
* The Cops in the Head and their anti-bodies
* The screen image
* The image of the future we are afraid of
* Image and counter-image
....and many more.
Rainbow of Desire will make fascinating reading for those already familiar with Boal's work and is also completely accessible to anyone new to Theatre of the Oppressed techniques.
  

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Adrian Jackson brilliantly translates Boal's complex, philosophical masterpiece on theatre, personage, and oppression. Boal relies heavily on devised words (like spect-actor), connotations, and ... Read full review

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The original title for this book was supposed to be Cop in the Head but Boal's publisher said, "No one will buy a book called 'Cop in the Head.' You have to call it 'Rainbow of Desire.'" I fault it ... Read full review

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Contents

TRANSLATORS INTRODUCTION
CONCLUSION
WHY THIS BOOK? MY THREE THEATRICAL
THEATRE THE FIRST HUMAN INVENTION 13
23
IT IS 27
What is the human being?
What is the actor?
the formation of images 97
the improvisation
The projected image 111
The image of the group
identification or recognition
strengthening the mask 134
the fair
Veraa friends

metaxis
FleurylesAubrais
RAINBOW OF DESIRE TECHNIQUES
BREAKING THE OPPRESSION 192
THE LIGHTNING FORUM MODE 63
THE PROSPECTIVE TECHNIQUES 77
the dynamisations
OBSERVATIONS
the brief monologues the confidences 161
Linda the lovely 164
the exchange of ideas
the reimprovisation with artificial pause
ACTION WERE SHOOTING
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Boal is a Brazilian dramaturg, theorist, writer, teacher, and politician.

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