Arena Theatre, Brazil, Boal

Between farces and allegories

Authored by: Priscila Matsunaga

The Routledge Companion to Theatre of the Oppressed

Print publication date:  February  2019
Online publication date:  February  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138291027
eBook ISBN: 9781315265704
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In this chapter, 1 I report on a period of politicization for Brazilian theatre and of the formation of a new type of modern dramaturgy, staging, and training for actors, something which can be viewed not just as a cultural fact, a kind of aesthetic updating of the periphery, but something more like a work of political culture. 2

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