By Augusto Boal
Augusto Boal's workshops and theatre routines are well known in the course of the international for his or her life-changing results. ultimately this significant director, practitioner, and writer of many books on neighborhood theatre speaks out concerning the topics most vital to him – the sensible paintings he does with assorted groups, the results of globalization, and the inventive chances for we all.
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Empatheia, in Greek, means the vicarious experience of feelings and thoughts of others – characters in the performing arts, or a real person in daily life. This is especially potent when imposed by the Protagonist in Tragedy on passive spectators. When rational foundations of physical acts are not there, Empathy turns into a relationship of pure irrational animality. Continuous intimacy with brutality tends to form brutes. When a person lives in the wild in the company of savage predators, without the human presence, how will that person be humanised?
RE-FORMING THE FORM – a well-known image is presented, like the national ﬂag, the silhouette of a cold drink or an accident of geography (for instance, Rio de Janeiro’s Pão de Açúcar, Corvocado), the logo of a fast food company, the shape of a football pitch, the proﬁle of a city, an advertisement in which the body of a woman is associated with an alcoholic beverage, etc. The participants must remake it or transform it – colouring it, reshaping the lines, eliminating or adding lines and colours – in such a way as to give an opinion on that efﬁgy and its meaning.
Shakespeare is full of such things as the amputation of hands and the piercing of eyes. Violence is bad when unaccompanied by reason, when reduced to blows and punches, or supported only by simplistic, standard pre-conceived ideas. But it can be didactic when rationalised and when its causes and its Ethos are laid bare. This type of cinematography owes its mediocrity not to the lack of its authors’ creativity, but to the deliberate intention, by means of mechanical repetition, to block the intellectual development of its passive audiences, and stunt their capacity to create and to think in metaphor.