Games for Actors and Non-actors

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Performing Arts - 301 pages
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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
the fable of XuaXua the prehuman
11
actors and nonactors
17
THE STRUCTURE OF THE ACTORS WORK
29
Imagination exercises
32
The dialectical structure of the actors interpretation of a role
40
Quantitative variation and qualitative variation
46
FIGURES
52
Remembering an actual oppression
173
Extrapolation
174
models and dynamisations 1a Image of the word illustrating a subject with your body
176
illustrating a subject using other peoples bodies
181
Image of transition
185
Multiple image of oppression
186
Multiple image of happiness
189
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Pushing against each other bottom to bottom
61
io Equilibrium of the body with an object
67
walks
70
Slow motion race
71
integration games
77
gravity
86
LISTENING TO WHAT WE HEAR
92
Machine of rhythms
95
Dialogue of rhythms
103
Crossing the room
107
A E I O U
113
Instead of simply saying Stop the Joker says a number
128
in The rhythmic mirror
135
lo Complementary activities
143
Games of mask and ritual
148
Follow two masters who metamorphose into each other
149
Collective creation of a mask 15o 6 Addition of masks 15o 7 Pushing the mask to its extremity and nullifying it 15o 8 Following the master in his ow...
150
Changing masks io Mask exchange
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
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157
Exchange of roles
158
The clown of Amsterdam
159
The image of the object 16o 1 The found object
160
The object transformed
161
The invention of space and the spatial structures of power
162
The great game of power
163
Six chairs
164
Games involving the creation of characters 1 Murder at the Hotel Agato 2 Cops and robbers
165
The embassy ball 4 The childs dream what I wanted to be when I grew up
166
The childs fear
167
What grownups wanted me to be
168
The two revelations of Saint Teresa
169
The fighting cocks 17o io Catchphrases 17o 11 What am I? What do I want? 17o 12 The blank character
170
THE MEMORY OF THE SENSES
171
remembering a day in the past
172
Images of transitionthe technique in action
203
Four very simple demonstrations of embryos of Forum
215
The oppressors confession
222
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
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
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289
48
293
The mad artist and the artist madman
296
AN ESSAY AFTER 11 SEPTEMBER 2001
298
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About the author (2002)

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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