Roots & Wings of Theatre of the Oppressed

The book combines theory and practice for the analysis of the method systematised by Augusto Boal and proposes a discussion – consistent and accessible – about the concepts that underlie the method in articulation with the advances and challenges of its practice.

The didactic approach of the book facilitates the understanding of both the dramatic and pedagogical structure of the method and the specificity of its aesthetics. The diversity of examples contextualises the theory and throws light on ethical, philosophical and political issues that involve the application of the method. These characteristics qualify this publication for the formal and/or informal teaching of the Theatre of the Oppressed method.

The book was released in 2016, in Portuguese, in 2017, in Spanish, in 2018 Italian and in 2019 English.

(It’s in a process of translation into French).