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Theatre of the Oppressed - Chapter 1, Aristotle's Coercive System of Tragedy, In What Sense can Theater Function as an Instrument for Purification and Intimidation? through A Short Glossary of Simple Words Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1, Aristotle's Coercive System of Tragedy, In What Sense can Theater Function as an Instrument for Purification and Intimidation? through A Short Glossary of Simple Words Summary and Analysis

The section "In What Sense can Theater Function as an Instrument for Purification and Intimidation?" picks up the idea of inequality. Boal identifies repression as the force that keeps the oppressed from uprising, and tragedy is one part of this repression. Boal acknowledges other values of art, but says that the fundamentally repressive nature of theater must be addressed.

In "The Ultimate Aim of Tragedy", Boal denies that a work can be classified as Aristotelian based on only structural elements and says that the main ideas of Aristotelian theater are often...

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