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dc.contributor.authorWalters, Christopher Alexeng
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Researcheng
dc.contributor.meetingnameSummer Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (2004 : University of Missouri--Columbia)eng
dc.date.issued2004eng
dc.descriptionAbstract only availableeng
dc.description.abstract"The theater is a weapon, and it is the people who should wield it" are words that come from the Brazilian Dramatist's, Augusto Boal, commentary, The Theater of the Oppressed. What Boal is referring to is that the theater should be political and used to promote social change by allowing the spectator to not only act out roles on stage, but to carry those rehearsed actions into the world, outside of the theater. The theater created by Mexican-Americans in the Southwest United States in the Mid-1960's, referred to as Chicano theater, exemplifies Boal's method of theater, containing a similar purpose (political activism) as well as many theatrical elements: audience participation, improvisation, what Boal calls "nationalizing texts," investigation of events used as basis for plays, and variations of Boal's Joker method. The information in this investigation comes from various sources including plays, historical texts, literary criticism, journal articles, and films. To talk specifically of theater, the focus is on three authors and their works: Augusto Boal, and two of his theoretical texts; the Chicano Playwright, Luis Valdez and his Teatro Campesino; and the troupe, Teatro de la Esperanza. The purpose of this investigation is to chart the similarities between Theater of the Oppressed and Chicano theater, as well as to discuss the historical and political backgrounds and symbols and themes presented in various plays by Chicano authors.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipPre-Graduate Research Experience for Students in the Humanitieseng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/2022eng
dc.languageen_USeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Researcheng
dc.relation.ispartof2004 Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research. Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forumeng
dc.source.urihttp://undergradresearch.missouri.edu/forums-conferences/abstracts/abstract-detail.php?abstractid=eng
dc.subjectAugusto Boaleng
dc.subjectChicano theatereng
dc.subjectpolitical activismeng
dc.subjectaudience participationeng
dc.subjectimprovisationeng
dc.subjectTheater of the Oppressedeng
dc.subjectLuis Valdezeng
dc.subjectTeatro de la Esperanzaeng
dc.titleThe correlation between Chicano theater and Augusto Boal's Theater of the Oppressedeng
dc.typePresentationeng


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