"The Rainbow of Desire" is Augusto Boal's bold and brilliant statement about the therapeutic ability of theatre to liberate individuals and change lives. Now translated into English and fully and comprehensively updated from the French, this books sets out the techniques which help us see' for the first time the oppressions we have internalized.
Boal, a Brazilian theatre director, writer and politician, has been confronting oppression in various forms for over thirty years. His belief that theatre is a means to create the future rather than passively wait for it has inspired hundreds of groups from all over the world to use his techniques in a multitude of settings. This, his latest work, includes such exercises as: " The cops in the Head and Their Anti-Bodies, The Screen-Image, The Image of the Future we are" "Afraid of" and "Image and Counter-Image."