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Le théâtre de l’opprimé : matrice symbolique de l’espace public

Abstract : Invented by Augusto Boal in the 1970s in Latin America, the Theatre of the Oppressed aims to combine art with a collective reflection work on group and society, encouraging participation and involvement. This particular form of theatre suggests that its action may have repercussions in the real. Without trying to deduce the conditions of its effectiveness, the analysis seeks to understand what people who practice Theatre of the Oppressed are trying to implement when they use it, taking into account the socio-cultural context in which this implementation is embedded. Using an historical and comparative approach, a study of three localized processes is presented : the creation process in Latin America through the experience of Augusto Boal, in France through various Theatre of the Oppressed groups, in West Bengal, India, around the teams and committees that constitute the Jana Sanskriti movement. From these three examples, the use of such a practice in different spaces and different sociocultural contexts is questioned, in order to analyse both disparate and similar characters present in the Theatre of the Oppressed through the practice of forum theatre. We conclude with the idea that there is an intentionality common to different practitioners. This common intentionality can be observed from three perspectives : from the level of the general content of the practice, from the scale of the relationships that are created, and from looking at the bet that is made, on the ability of this performative practice to produce a subjectivation process among participants.
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Clément Poutot. Le théâtre de l’opprimé : matrice symbolique de l’espace public. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Normandie Université; Universté de Caen, 2015. Français. ⟨NNT : 2015CAEN1008⟩. ⟨tel-01222133⟩



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