The Great Game of Power

IB English A: Language & Literature: The Great Game of Power

This is a simple, and straightforward role-play activity. It is, however, also a very impactful activity, and one that students frequently respond well to. The role-play, ‘the Great Game of Power’, was originally devised by Augusto Boal, as part of his ‘Theater of the Oppressed’. The game examines issues of power, how power is manifested, and its various symbolic representations. Since language is also a symbolic...


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