New in Ceasefire - Tuesday, April 11, 2017 17:01 - 0 Comments
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.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Thursday, January 19, 2017 22:36 - 0 CommentsIn 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.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 11:57 - 0 CommentsIn the fourth essay of his series on Augusto Boal, Andrew Robinson examines the process through which Theatre of the Oppressed came into being and explores the key features of Boal's technical approach.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Wednesday, June 22, 2016 14:35 - 3 CommentsIn the third essay of his series on Brazilian revolutionary dramatist Augusto Boal, Andrew Robinson explores Boal's analyses of classical and bourgeois theatre, as well as his criticisms of modern mass media such as television.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Tuesday, March 29, 2016 10:06 - 0 CommentsIn the second essay of his series on Augusto Boal, the Brazilian playwright, director and political activist, Andrew Robinson explores Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed. He examines the classic forms of Boal's work, its key methods, and the centrality of concepts such as oppression and bodily alienation.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Thursday, January 28, 2016 11:52 - 2 CommentsThe Brazilian playwright, director and political activist Augusto Boal is credited with formulating one of the most radical forms of theatre ever devised, the Theatre of the Oppressed. In the first of a seven-part series of essays, Andrew Robinson surveys Boal's view of the central role of art in human life.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Friday, October 9, 2015 14:47 - 0 CommentsIn the last essay of his three-part series on the medieval philosopher, Andrew Robinson examines the political thought of Thomas Aquinas, notably his ideas on the state, the limits of state power, and the uses and abuses of the idea of the common good.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Sunday, September 6, 2015 18:37 - 2 CommentsIn the second of his three-part series on the medieval philosopher, Andrew Robinson examines Thomas Aquinas's ethical theory, and the virtues and principles it promotes. He also explores Aquinas's critique of usury, and its usefulness to an anti-capitalist critique of capital accumulation.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Monday, June 8, 2015 18:37 - 2 CommentsThomas Aquinas is the best-known philosopher in the Medieval European tradition. What relevance does he have for activists and radicals today? In the first of a three-part series, Andrew Robinson explores the context and concerns of Aquinas's work.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Friday, April 17, 2015 18:45 - 1 CommentIn the tenth and final instalment of his series on the French thinker, Andrew Robinson compares and contrasts Badiou's work with one of Robinson's favourite theorists, and Badiou's béte noire: Gilles Deleuze.
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