Games for actors and non-actores by Augusto Boal

By Augusto Boal

The booklet units out the foundations and prctice of Boal's progressive technique, displaying how theatre can be utilized to remodel and unlock all people - actors and non-actors alike.

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As some of the titles indicate, the exercises have a wide range of origins. Some of the games are as old as Brueghel (vide his painting ‘Children’s Games’), some are still in the making and some are still to be invented. As the most important element of theatre is the human body, this book is concerned with physical movements and the relations between people and people, and people and things, playing with such factors as distance, weight and volume. None of the exercises or games should be done with violence, nor should any cause pain; all should be done with pleasure and understanding.

But the oppressors were well coached and on every occasion the women eventually found themselves back at the washing-up. They managed to say just about everything they wanted to say, but in the end they were still beaten. Then a fourth young woman came along, to show what was for her the only solution: force. Going against the paternal will, she went out for her walk after he had gone to sleep; and the audience accepted this as a solution. The Sindaco, who had no daughter of his own, was enchanted with this new form of theatre, this outburst of creativity.

Giuseppina gets back to the washing-up, because she is a woman. The forum Immediately after the presentation of the play, the ‘model’ which was to be the starting point of the forum, there were some very masculine reactions in the audience. Two husbands ordered their wives to get up and go home. The two women refused and stayed to the end. They didn’t dare come on stage, but they were brave enough to stay, against their husbands’ wishes. Other men started to say that this was not a serious problem and that we should be discussing more serious matters, such as the price of bricks and mortar.

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