Revolution in Translation: The Plays of Augusto Boal in a Post 9-11 World
Brazilian playwright Augusto Boal achieved international recognition for his development of theatrical methods, particularly the Theater of the Oppressed, that could serve as a powerful tool in the fight against social and political injustice. Prior to his death in May of 2009, Boal was nominated for the 2008 Nobel Peace Price, further recognition of his commitment to human rights on a global scale. After three presentations from our panelists Dr. Robert Moser, of the University of Georgia, will discuss his efforts to translate Boal's plays, not only from Portuguese to English, but also from a 1960s Cold War context to a Post 9-11 world. We will then open the floor to questions from the audience. We look forward to seeing you there.