Thursday, May 21, 2009
Augusto Boal, 1931-2009
Augusto Boal, the visionary Brazilian theatre director and dramatist, who has died aged 78, spent his life proving that you didn't have to wait until "after the revolution" for worthwhile social improvements - you could use theatre to make radical changes in the here and now. Best known as the author of the 1974 classic Theatre of the Oppressed, which had grown out of his theatre movement of the same name, Boal was an inspirational and internationally recognised theatre guru.
Full obituary here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/06/augusto-boal-obituary