Early Conferences in the Us

PTO and its roots in the academy

Authored by: Douglas Paterson

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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If the organization Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed, Inc. (PTO) is one of the reasons Augusto Boal’s work has been distributed across the United States, then that “multiplication”—as Boal called it—is partly rooted in the US academy of higher education.

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