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Brechts Impact on the Work of Boal

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Brecht’s Influence on Boal: An Examination
Attempting to trace the influence on a particular artist can always pose a host of problems, given the fact that in the lifetime of an artist, they have been impacted by a host of artistic influences. However, the work of Boal has a very evident debt to Bertolt Brecht, most notably in Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed (Babbage, 6). This work make constant reference to Brecht’s thoughts on Epic Theatre, and orbits around many of Brecht’s motifs on politics and anti-illusionism, along with a critical production aesthetic (Babbage, 6). This paper will examine how the work of Augusto Boal via his Theatre of the Oppressed, was undeniably influenced by the work of Bertolt Brecht.
One aspect of Brecht’s profound influence on the work of Boal, and arguably on so many artists of the era, was that he encouraged a new means of thinking about…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Babbage, F. Augusto Boal. Routledge, 2004.

Bowen, Kate. \\"?Bertolt Brecht?s Influence Cannot Be Overestimated? | Culture | DW | 11.08.2006.\\" DW.COM, 8 Nov. 2006, cannot-be-overestimated/a-2127719. Accessed 8 Oct. 2017.

Robinson, Andrew. \\"Augusto Boal: Brecht and Beyond – The Boal Method.\\" Ceasefire Magazine, 20 Aug. 2016, method/. Accessed 8 Oct. 2017.


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Medici Venus

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The Medici Venus is the common name applied to the Aphrodite statue that has been essentially copied from the Praxiteles form. The Aphrodite housed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is a famous example of the form: armless (because they have broken off, not because the statue was designed that way), Aphrodite is depicted as emerging from the sea which is symbolized by the small dolphin at her feet (the sea creature also doubles as a support for the standing Aphrodite). The marble statue of Aphrodite in the Met hails from the Imperial Roman period and was likely chiseled in the 1st or 2nd century AD. Standing at a height of 62 ½ inches (including the plinth upon which the Aphrodite is situated), the statue is a life-size replica of the Greek statue by Praxiteles, who was the first artist of antiquity to depict the goddess in…… [Read More]

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The Met. “Marble statue of Aphrodite.”

Von Bothmer, Dietrich. “Greek Marble Sculptures.” Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 16.6 (1958): pp. 187, 192.