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Hamlet and the Baker's Son (My Life in Theatre and Politics)

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Title: Hamlet and the Baker's Son (My Life in Theatre and Politics)
Author: Boal, Augusto
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This is the autobiography of Augusto Boal, inventor of the internationally renowned "Forum Theatre" system, and "Theatre of the Oppressed".

Continuing to travel the world giving workshops and inspiration to teachers, prisoners, actors and care-workers, Augusto Boal is a visionary as well as a product of his times - the Brazil of military dictatorship and artistic and social repression - and was once imprisoned for his subversive activities. From his early days in Brazil's political theatre movement to his recent experiments with theatre as a democratic political process, Boal's story is a moving and memorable one. He has devised a unique way of using the stage to empower the disempowered, and taken his methods from the favelas of Rio to the rehearsal studios of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

REVIEW
..."an engaging tale that swerves away from the stated purpose of theatrical history on enough occasions to keep the book from becoming dry and didactic." - J. Lucinda Kidder, "Theatre Journal

"Hamlet and the Baker's Son is written with a spirit of generosity and sincere affection for Brazil and its theatre. The intense vitality and shrewd accuracy of observation of the human condition that are Boal's trademarks shine through and reward the reader with a deeper understanding of one of the most influential theatre innovators of our time." - J. Lucinda Kidder, Theatre Journal

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publication date: 23/02/2001
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780415229890
Publishing status: AU Print-on-demand
Hamlet and the Baker's Son (My Life in Theatre and Politics)