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Theatre of the Oppressed Setting & Symbolism

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Operación Alfabetización Integral (ALFIN)

ALFIN was a literacy program in Peru begun in 1973, which sought to develop literacy in Spanish, in native languages, and in various arts.

Arena Theater

Arena Theater was a theater company in Brazil that rose up in contrast to the mainstream Brazilian theater that imitated European theater.

São Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil was where the Arena Theater was located and where Boal participated in it.

Peru

Peru is a South American country with a revolutionary government, where the populace speaks many different languages, and where the government started a program for literacy that taught Spanish, native languages, and also literacy in photography, theater, and other arts.

The United States of America

Boal views the United States as an imperialist force that produces coercive theater, movies, and television designed to oppress the masses and maintain the inequitable status quo. He...

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