The Playful Revolution is an entertaining journal.... exemplary... " —Illusions
The Playful Revolution breaks new ground by documenting developmental theatre in Asia in its current socio-political and economic ethos... " —New Theatre Quarterly
[T]his book is the account of a personal journey through Asia, a written documentary of a quest to find political theatre that really works and that possesses a vitality and passion that the contemporary Western theatre seems to have lost." —from the book
In this groundbreaking book, van Erven reports on the liberation theatre movements throughout Asia, which include a diverse collection of creative artists whose politics range from liberal to revolutionary but who all share a common goal of using grass-roots theatre as an agent of liberation.