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Augusto Boal Quotes: Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it.
         

Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it.


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We are all actors: being a citizen is not living in society, it is changing it.

We are all actors: being a citizen is not living in society, it is changing it.



It is not the place of the theatre to show the correct path, but only to offer the means by which all possible paths may be examined.

It is not the place of the theatre to show the correct path, but only to offer the means by which all possible paths may be examined.



The theater itself is not revolutionary: it is a rehearsal for the revolution.

The theater itself is not revolutionary: it is a rehearsal for the revolution.



The theater is a weapon, and it is the people who should wield it.

The theater is a weapon, and it is the people who should wield it.



Empathy is the most powerful weapon [...]

Empathy is the most powerful weapon [...]



Anyone can do theater, even actors. And theater can be done everywhere. Even in a theater.

Anyone can do theater, even actors. And theater can be done everywhere. Even in a theater.



Nothing is going to remain the way it is. Let us, in the present, study the past, so as to invent the future.

Nothing is going to remain the way it is. Let us, in the present, study the past, so as to invent the future.



Theatre is the art of looking at ourselves.

Theatre is the art of looking at ourselves.



The Theatre of the Oppressed is theatre in this most archaic application of the word. In this usage, all human beings are Actors (they act!) and Spectators (they observe!).

The Theatre of the Oppressed is theatre in this most archaic application of the word. In this usage, all human beings are Actors (they act!) and Spectators (they observe!).



Theatre is the most perfect artistic form of coercion.

Theatre is the most perfect artistic form of coercion.





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I am not too technical in my acting, and I feel when I get too technical it becomes unbelievable.



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The secrets I receive reflect the full spectrum of complicated issues that many of us struggle with every day: Intimacy, trust, meaning, humor, and desire.



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