Augusto Boal

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  • The Tokyo Fish Story: Augusto Boal And Bertolt Brecht

    Augusto Boal and Bertolt Brecht are two performance theorists who have two very different perspectives on theatre. Brecht used his experience of a Marxist to influence his idea of “epic theatre” to stir the will of action in its audience. Boal believed it to be detrimental for a play’s audience to have an emotional understanding of the characters and the effects the play have on said characters. I am curious about how the theories of Boal and Brecht apply to Tokyo Fish Story which was written by Kimber Lee and directed by Kristen Brandt. Through this paper, I will be discussing how I believe Boal and Brecht would both view the production of Tokyo Fish Story and its various performance elements. Boal and Brecht would have strong opinions about the Mr. Koji’s monologues. Koji has multiple instances where he speaks in monologues to the audience (Lee, 2016). He is often not addressing anyone in particular. However, there were moments where it could be interpreted that he is addressing his son as well as the audience. When he is looking at the blue fish tuna at the beginning of the production, he says how they are too young. He looks into the audience and states that they need to consume “many more calendars”. Brecht would applaud the choice of having the monologues address the audience. This…

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  • Dewey's Pedagogy

    philosophy is to establish an equalitarian relationship with my students based on mutual respect and genuine appreciation for each other. Such relationship will challenge the traditional power relations where the school can act as an oppressing entity. In addition, I must recognize and value my students’ reality instead of imposing mine, since reality itself as a relative concept. In order to cultivate a positive and sincere relation, I must also commit to learning from my students and keeping…

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  • Chile: A Perfect Dictatorship

    Is perfection an imaginary ideal, or does it really exist? In many cases, perfection is perceptive; it depends on how one discerns the idea of it. Some may argue that perfection is nonexistent, all things will eventually fall short of its goals, and that nothing is without flaws. On the contrary, some may argue that perfection is a scarce form of existence that only few entities attain. In the case of Chile, perfection existed in one of the most unexpected forms; Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship.…

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  • The Yarur Cotton Mill In Peter Winn's Weavers Of Revolution

    One of the defining moments in Chile’s history was the fight for change for the working class against the Chilean government during the 1970s. In the midst of an upsurge of worker militancy, the 1970 presidential election was taking place. Running was Salvador Allende who represented the common people of Chile. Allende led the left-wing coalition Popular Unity (UP) and for many Chilean workers, the UP government embodied their aspirations for a better life. In Peter Winn’s book, Weavers of…

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  • Socialism In Chile Case Study

    still controls exchange rates and monetary values? In Chile, economic liberalization in the form of deregulation, privatization, and trade liberalization is what allowed for rapid economic improvement and development after the fall of socialism. Furthermore, Chile’s recent economic performance can be contrasted to that of Argentina, which has one of the strongest economies in South America but has been unable to develop as quickly and impressively as Chile because it did not follow the path of…

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  • The Education System In Chile

    its economy, authoritarian leaders, governmental system, and institutions, and yet they are looked to as the poster child in Latin America. Chile was not always atop of the list in South America through-out the early 70’s socialist president Salvador Allende, whose government witnessed super inflation reaching up to 140% per year, left Chileans at the bottom of production fully impoverished and high levels of unemployment and poverty. Allende whose government applied protectionist principles…

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  • Isabel Allende's 'The House Of The Spirits'

    divorce of her parents.” (McCann) “Isabel Allende, daughter of Francisca Llona Barros and Tomás Allende and niece of former Chilean president Salvador Allende Gossens, was born in Lima, Peru, where her father was serving as a diplomat. When she was three years old, her parents divorced and her mother took her home to Santiago, Chile.” (Stone) Isabel Allende, former journalist and a Chilean a writer, comes from an important Chilean political family. “The daughter of a cousin of Chilean president…

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  • What Was The Elimination Of Revolitionary Left Movement?

    When they were actually only seemingly away from his reach. The DINA had a branch within known as the Brigada Exterior, which was described as ‘DINA operatives who conduction traditional intelligence opperations in foreign countries’ (Kornbluh 187). The Brigada Exterior acted beyond the borders of Chile through international DINA agents like Michael Townley. Townley was an American citisen born in Waterloo, Iowa (Kornbluh 167) although his background being American Augusto Pinochet and his…

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  • FIFA Corruption Scandal Report

    blogs was posted by the common known website, BBC News. The other two were posted by websites I never really heard of one being called the “Internal Auditor” and the other being called “The World” The first blog I looked at was titled, History teaches us that Fifa has changed little posted by BBC News. This blog is written by Tim Vickery. In his blog, he takes a historical approach to support his claim that FIFA has always been corrupt, and it is partially because of how popular soccer is…

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  • Costa Gavra Movie

    protecting this way of life through projecting a realistic portrayal of the vast amounts of human rights violations committed during the coup. For example, the scene where Beth and Ed see a body floating down a river coincides with Judge Juan Guzman’s essay’s, “The Chilean Dictatorship and the Judiciary” articulation that “it was common to use lethal injection. The bodies were then put in aircrafts and thrown into the ocean” (209); this scene provides Ed with his first encounter with the feeling…

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