Theatre of the Oppressed

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Theatre Communications Group, 1985 - Performing Arts - 197 pages
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The innovative Brazilian playwright, director and international lecturer explicates Aristotle's poetics and the philosophies of Machiavelli, Hegel and Brecht to determine the extent to which their chief components--imitation, catharsis and, ultimately, audience control--serve up to support the status quo of a society rather than facilitate change.

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Boal is a Brazilian dramaturg, theorist, writer, teacher, and politician.

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