Augusto Boal "Tree of the Theatre of the Oppressed"

Augusto Boal "Aesthetics of the Oppressed":

The fruits which fall to the ground serve to reproduce themselves by Multiplication.
Solidarity with our fellows is an essential part of the Theatre of the Oppressed.
On the trunk of the tree grow, first, the Games, because they bring together two essential characteristics of life in society; they have rules, as does society, which are necessary in order for the Games to be enacted; but they also require creative freedom, so that the Game, or life, is not transformed into servile obedience. Without rules, there is no game, without freedom, there is no life.
Newspaper Theatre – ten techniques involving the transformation of journalistic texts into theatrical scenes – consists of the combination of Images and Words to reveal in the former, meanings which are hidden in the latter.
The analytical process occurs with the Introspective Techniques of the Rainbow of Desires which, using words and, especially, images, enables the theatricalisation of introjected oppressions.
Forum Theatre: perhaps the most democratic form of the Theatre of the Oppressed and certainly the best known and most practised throughout the world, uses or can use all the resources of all known theatrical forms.
The Invisible show can be presented in any location where its drama could really occur or has already occurred (in the street or the square, in the supermarket or the fair, in the queue for the bus or the cinema . . .). Actors and audience meet on the same level of dialogue and power. There is no antagonistic relationship between the auditorium and stage, rather the two are superposed. This isInvisible Theatre.
Legislative Theatre is a set of processes which mixes Forum Theatre and the conventional rituals of a parliamentary chamber or assembly, with the objective of arriving at the formulation of coherent and viable bills of law.

"The objective of the whole tree is to bring forth fruits, seeds and flowers: this is our desired goal, in order that the Theatre of the Oppressed may seek not only to understand reality, but to transform it to our liking.
We, the oppressed."
/Augusto Boal. Aesthetics of the Oppressed"/ 

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