Games for Actors and Non-actors

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Performing Arts - 301 pages
This is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal, including new discussions, a new introduction and a collection of images.Games for Actors and Non-Actors is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal's revolutionary Method, showing how theatre can be used to transform and liberate everyone - actors and non-actors alike!This thoroughly updated and substantially revised second edition includes:* Two new essays by Boal on major recent projects in Brazil* Boal's description of his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company* A revised introduction and translator's preface* A collection of photographs taken during Boal's workshops, commissioned for this edition* New reflections on Forum Theatre
 

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Contents

The Royal Shakespeare Company
1
Image of the group 191 5 Image of the group
5
the fable of XuaXua the prehuman
11
THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED IN EUROPE
18
THE STRUCTURE OF THE ACTORS WORK
29
3
48
one leader one follower
52
one to one
53
Boxing match
141
Furnish the empty space
142
Building character relations
143
What has changed?
144
Animals
145
Professions
146
The balancing circle
147
The Indian in the city the city dweller in the forest
148

Colombian hypnosis 54 5 Colombian hypnosis 6 Colombian hypnosis
55
Minimum surface contact
56
Minimum surface contact
57
seesaw
58
back to back
59
Pushing against each other bottom to bottom
61
Joe Egg aka trust circle
62
The Greek exercise
64
The Greek exercise
65
Racing on chairs
68
walks
70
Slow motion
71
At a right angle 3 Crab 4 Crossed legs aka threelegged race
72
Monkey 6 All fours 7 Camel walk 8 Elephant walk 9 Kangaroo walk 10 Leaningagainsteachother walk
73
massages
74
In a circle 2 The movement comes back 3 Sea waves
75
The rolling carpet
76
integration games 1 Person to person Quebecstyle
77
The bear of Poitiers 3 The chair
78
Leapfrog 5 The Brueghel game
79
Stick in the mud 7 Grandmothers footsteps 8 Millipede
80
Apple dance 10 Sticky paper u The wooden sword of Paris
81
American football aka British bulldog 13 Three Irish duels
82
Little packets 15 Cat and mouse
83
Homage to Tex Avery cat and dogs
84
Good day
85
The parachute
86
Horizontality sequence
87
Verticality sequence
88
Sequence of rectilinear and circular movements
89
NI LISTENING TO WHAT WE HEAR
92
Game of rhythm and movement
93
The machine of rhythms
94
Machine of rhythms
95
The Peruvian ball game
96
The clapping series
97
West Side Story
98
The Portuguese rhythmic shoes
99
The two brooms
100
The four brooms
101
Rhythm dialogue in teams
102
Dialogue of rhythms
103
Lines of five
104
Bolivian mimosas
105
How many As in a single A?
106
melody
108
Lying on their backs on tables
114
The imaginary journey
117
The glass cobra
118
The magnet positive and negative
119
Swedish multiple sculpture
120
The blind car
121
The smell of hands
122
Draw your own body
123
Modelling clay
124
The blind person and the bomb
125
Find a convenient back
126
The sound of the seven doorways
127
Instead of simply saying Stop the Joker says a number
128
The participants touch each other
129
The plain mirror
130
Everyone joins hands
131
The two lines form a curve
132
The mirror breaks
133
The distorting mirror
134
The rhythmic mirror
135
The modelling sequence
136
The sculptor doesnt touch the model
137
The sculptors spread out around the room
138
String puppet
139
Ball games
140
Follow two masters who metamorphose into each other
149
Collective creation of a mask
150
Changing masks
151
The masks of the actors themselves
152
Substitution of mask
153
Changing a whole set of masks into a different social class
154
Making the mask allencompassing
155
Changing actors midritual
156
The game of complementary roles
157
Exchange of roles
158
The clown of Amsterdam
159
The image of the object
160
The object transformed
161
The invention of space and the spatial structures of power
162
V
171
illustrating a subject using other peoples
181
Multiple image of happiness
189
Ritual gesture
193
Ritual 198 7 Ritual
198
Rituals and masks
201
The kinetic image
202
Images of transition the technique in action
203
the cop in the head
206
Dissociation thought speech action
207
the multiple mirror of how others see us
208
Somatisation
211
The three wishes
212
The polyvalent image
213
The image of the image
214
Four very simple demonstrations of embryos of Forum Theatre pieces based on projected images
215
REHEARSAL EXERCISES FOR ANY KIND OF PLAY
217
The dark room
219
One line spoken by several actors
220
The oppressors confession
222
Abstract emotion with animals
223
Ritual in which everyone becomes an animal
224
Ideological warmup
225
The evocation of historic events
226
Stop Think
227
The reconstruction of the crime
228
Analytical rehearsal of emotion
229
Artificial pause
230
Rehearsal of the cue
231
Silence on set Action
232
Slow motion
233
Exaggeration
234
Caricature
235
The rhythm of scenes
236
Keep talking
237
THE EARLY FORMS OF FORUM THEATRE
241
DOUBTS AND CERTAINTIES
253
Do we have to arrive at a solution or not?
259
The repeated scene
266
How to replace a character without transforming it into another
267
What is a good oppression?
268
Who can replace whom?
269
How should a model be rehearsed?
271
Can a forum change themes?
273
Can people remain spectators in a Forum Theatre session?
274
When does a session of Theatre of the Oppressed end?
275
FIRST EXPERIENCES WITH INVISIBLE THEATRE
277
Queen Silvias baby
280
the Greek
282
the black woman
283
Picnic in the streets of Stockholm
285
The audiences children
287
A MEDITATION ON ART AND THE MIRACULOUS
289
Passion and art
293
The mad artist and the artist madman
296
THE PEDAGOGY OF FEAR THEATRE AND THE TWIN TOWERS AN ESSAY AFTER 11 SEPTEMBER 2001
298
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Augusto Boal is a theatre director, dramatist, theorist, writer and teacher. He was a Member of Parliament for Rio de Janeiro from 1993-1996. He is the author of Theatre of the Oppressed, Games for Actors and Non-Actors, Rainbow of Desire, Legislative Theatre, and Hamlet and the Baker's Son: My Life in Theatre and Politics.
Adrian Jackson is Artistic Director of Cardboard Citizens. He has translated four books by Augusto Boal, collaborated on a number of occasions and taught Theatre of the Oppressed widely in other countries, including Namibia, South Africa, Hong Kong, Mauritius and Finland.

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