Term Paper: Theater of the Opressed History

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[. . .] The noted limitations speak to the weaknesses noted in the study. There is an underlying assumption that theatre would be a viable solution for all those seeking to become empowered. However, as researchers note, each women or individual does not have a propensity for theatre and as such is a limitation of the study. Secondly, because community theatre tends to have a low financial threshold, budgetary constraints may have adverse implications on the success of the project. Lastly, because community theatre is a group project, individual levels of empowerment cannot be effectively measured. There is also concern as to the generalizability across cultures as the study was conducted in Israel. There is no evidence to suggest that such an undertaking would be successful with a group of women representing other countries. As such, the results of this particular study may not be generalizeable to a larger audience, and it may be gender specific since this study focused exclusively on women as the oppressed group.


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