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Theatre of the Oppressed Topics for Discussion

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What criteria does Boal use to assign value to different types of theater?

How does Boal's definition of Aristotelian theater differ from more traditional definitions? Why does Boal define Aristotelian theater this way?

What is Boal's definition and opinion of spectators? Why does Boal want to eliminate spectators from theater?

What is Boal's opinion of Brecht's Marxist theater?

Evaluate Boal's definition of theater and how it encompasses new, experimental forms of theater. How does it differ from a traditional definition of theater?

How are theater and education related for Boal?

Evaluate the concept of the "Joker." Why and how does Boal use this concept? How does it change theater?

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