Theatre of the Oppressed

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Theatre Communications Group, Oct 15, 2013 - Drama - 208 pages
The innovative Brazilian playwright, director and international lecturer explicates Aristotle's poetics and the philosophies of Machiavelli, Hegel and Brecht to determine the extent to which their chief components--imitation, catharsis and, ultimately, audience control--serve up to support the status quo of a society rather than facilitate change.
 

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Contents

2 Machiavelli and the Poetics of Virtu
51
The Character as Subject or the Character as Object?
81
4 Poetics of the Oppressed
117
5 Development of the Arena Theater of Sao Paulo
157
Appendices
191
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