Augusto Boal

1931 - 2009

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Augusto Boal (16 March 1931 – 2 May 2009) was a Brazilian theatre practitioner, drama theorist, and political activist. He was the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, a theatrical form originally used in radical left popular education movements. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Augusto Boal has received more than 372,169 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Augusto Boal is the 1,642nd most popular writer (down from 1,515th in 2019), the 115th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 100th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Brazilian Writer.

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Among writers, Augusto Boal ranks 1,642 out of 5,794Before him are Jean d'Ormesson, Chūya Nakahara, José de Espronceda, Desanka Maksimović, Cassius Longinus, and William Caxton. After him are Georg Kaiser, György Konrád, Samuel ibn Naghrillah, Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova, Jacint Verdaguer, and Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon.

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Among people born in 1931, Augusto Boal ranks 95Before him are Rita Moreno, Haya Harareet, Sri Chinmoy, Silvia Pinal, Yao Wenyuan, and Arawa Kimura. After him are Luís Cabral, Ferenc Mádl, Kakuichi Mimura, Larry Silverstein, Ivan Klíma, and Masaaki Hatsumi. Among people deceased in 2009, Augusto Boal ranks 78Before him are Israel Gelfand, Andrew Wyeth, Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme, Shih Kien, Achille Compagnoni, and Edwin G. Krebs. After him are Luís Cabral, Shi Pei Pu, Alicia de Larrocha, Jack Kemp, Tavo Burat, and James Whitmore.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Augusto Boal ranks 115 out of 1,947Before him are Peter Medawar (1915), Juninho Pernambucano (1975), Adriano (1982), Deco (1977), Robinho (1984), and Chico Xavier (1910). After him are Baden Powell (1937), Loalwa Braz (1953), Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior (1954), Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior (1943), Fernando Meirelles (1955), and Chico Mendes (1944).

Among WRITERS In Brazil

Among writers born in Brazil, Augusto Boal ranks 8Before him are Jorge Amado (1912), Machado de Assis (1839), Vinicius de Moraes (1913), Mário de Andrade (1893), Rubem Fonseca (1925), and Chico Xavier (1910). After him are José Mauro de Vasconcelos (1920), João Guimarães Rosa (1908), Carlos Drummond de Andrade (1902), Carlos Marighella (1911), José de Alencar (1829), and Monteiro Lobato (1882).