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By Augusto Boal

Augusto Boal's workshops and theatre routines are well known during the global for his or her life-changing results. finally this significant director, practitioner, and writer of many books on neighborhood theatre speaks out in regards to the topics most vital to him – the sensible paintings he does with diversified groups, the consequences of globalization, and the inventive probabilities for we all.

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Newton swore that all matter attracts all other matter with a force proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them – and this is true, in earth as in heaven, come rain or shine. It does not matter that, much later, Einstein introduced the idea that space curves when close to the mass of any matter – for those of us who live with our feet on the ground, the best advice I can give is ‘Keep away from apple trees . ’. Science is an art, but art is not science.

Fear is a potent weapon which makes the viewers vulnerable: stuck in front of the screen, they are incapable of penetrating it, of taking action, of counter-attacking, of defending themselves. They are immobilised like rabbits caught in the glare of headlights. Violence on television has nothing to do with art, and everything to do with terrorism, whose primary goal is to create general insecurity, creating imaginary or real focuses of danger, whilst hiding its origins, seeding a formless dread: where will the mortal blow come from?

But, happily, I had already stored in my brain many more important pieces of information about tigers and, at the Knowledge level, I already knew that the tiger was dangerous. I knew that I could bar the door and lock it. I knew that I had legs, so I could run and take refuge on the top floor. I knew that I could save myself, like the mouse fleeing the cat. 35 THE AESTHETICS OF THE OPPRESSED As a human, however, I am not necessarily reduced to flight. I can take creative decisions, strategic and not merely tactical decisions.

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