In his penultimate column on the radical playwright and director Augusto Boal, Andrew Robinson examines Legislative Theatre – a method pioneered during Boal's tenure as a member of the Rio local parliament. Robinson also examines and critiques the radical democratic perspective underpinning this phase of Boal's work.
Film | ‘Get Out’: A bone-chilling, discomfort-inducing, laughter-provoking artistic and political triumphThe surprise box office hit of the year, 'Get Out' is as an artistic and political tour-de-force that is as much informed by the Rachel Dolezal saga as it is by Black Lives Matter. Jennifer Izaakson reviews.
Every once in a while, the world as it is represented to us by capitalist realism unfurls, revealing the realities behind the curtain. Pepsi's universally derided Kendall Jenner advert was such a moment, Jamie Ranger writes.
Theresa May's Saudi visit this week is a stark reminder of the troubling, and largely hidden, relationship between the UK Government and the UK Arms industry. Joe Lo reports.
In the aftermath of the London attack, an image of a hijab-wearing Muslim woman went viral, and was used to signify Muslim indifference at ‘our’ suffering. In fact, the reaction to the image says more about ‘us’ and our political culture of denial, argues Fahid Qurashi.
- An A to Z of Theory | Augusto Boal: Legislative Theatre and Politics
- Film | ‘Get Out’: A bone-chilling, discomfort-inducing, laughter-provoking artistic and political triumph
- Ideas | “The revolution will be self-parody!”: Pepsi, Kendall and the Recuperation of Protest
- Special Report | What was Theresa May actually doing in Saudi Arabia? And who was she doing it for?
- Comment | She’s not indifferent … We are: On our Culture of Denial in the ‘War on Terror’
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Editor's Desk, New in Ceasefire - Jan 17, 2017 0:00 - Comment
Ideas | “Writing of a sort that wasn’t supposed to exist anymore”: Mark Fisher Remembered (1968 – 2017)
Owen Hatherley remembers Mark Fisher, the radical writer, and friend, who has recently passed away.
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From Game of Thrones to Guantanamo Bay, the purpose of torture is not only to destroy an individual’s sense of autonomy and self-worth, but to reconstitute them into whatever image the torturer desires.
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Two days ago, Tom Stranger was no-platformed at the South Bank Centre in London. If rapists like Stranger truly seek forgiveness, they must accept to give up power and control over the narrative. There is no redemption without loss.
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In the latest essay in his series on Augusto Boal, Andrew Robinson examines the wide range of different techniques formulated or summarised by the Brazilian playwright for revolutionising drama and life.
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How was a committed socialist on the fringes of Westminster politics able to win one of the strongest leadership mandates in British political history? Tom Mills reviews Richard Seymour’s new book, ‘Corbyn: the strange rebirth of radical politics’ and finds an astute analysis of the socio-political conditions which have given rise to Corbynism, its future prospects and the substantial obstacles it will inevitably face.