InExActArt—the Autopoietic Theatre of Augusto Boal

A Handbook of Theatre of the Oppressed Practice

Birgit Fritz. Translated by Ralph Yarrow and Lana Sendzimir

ibidem Press

InExActArt—the Autopoietic Theatre of Augusto Boal

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Pub Date: November 2012

ISBN: 9783838204239

318 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $33.00

InExActArt—the Autopoietic Theatre of Augusto Boal

A Handbook of Theatre of the Oppressed Practice

Birgit Fritz. Translated by Ralph Yarrow and Lana Sendzimir

ibidem Press

This handbook not only provides a very wide-ranging introduction and orientation to the world of the Theatre of the Oppressed, but Birgit Fritz also presents concrete and practical assistance for structuring basic workshops in process-oriented theatre work and in developing Forum Theatre plays.

Birgit Fritz explores the working principles of emancipatory theatre work and somatic learning in depth. She gives numerous examples of the work and life of theatre groups and reveals fascinating possibilities of how theatre for social change can be successfully linked with social and political commitment, so that artistic process can bring about cross-generational collaboration, develop social democracy, and operate as an active force for peace.
This is a book which needs to be available to the English-speaking community of theatre activists and practitioners, and to those who want to know why theatre activism and practice is useful and timely. It offers clear signposts on the way to helping people to develop the sensitivity, flexibility, alertness and courage to intervene ethically and responsibly in the world. It is both accessible and inspiring. Ralph Yarrow, University of East Anglia
Foreword
My Life In The Theatre Of The Oppressed
Apologetica
A Handbook For Whom?
Introduction: The Relationship Shop
1. Guidelines
2. Rules
3. A Comment
4. A rule
5. Attitude or the Role Of Heart And Mind
6. The Working Principle: Action - Reflection - Action - Reflection
7. On Language
8. About the Games And The Methods
9. On Learning And Leading
A. Building Relationships
B. Forum Theatre
C. The Invisible Touch Or Touching The Invisible
D. Orientation: The Horizon Of Perspectives
Appendix 1. A Story On The Theme Of Collective Anxiety And Courage
Appendix 2. Story On The Theme Of Initiation Into Society And Into One's Own Life
Appendix 3. International Theatre Of The Oppressed Organisation (ITO) - Declaration of Principles
Appendix 4. The Stories Of Virgílio And The Fat Lady
Bibliography
Websites of the Theatre Of The Oppressed
Credits for Images And Photographs
Glossary
Information about The People Who Have Contributed To The Book
Thanks
Formatting and Graphics

About the Author

Birgit Fritz is a theatre activist and Feldenkrais practitioner as well as Visiting Tutor in Transcultural Theatre.