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Augusto Boal, Dies May 2, 2009

By Luiza Moscoso, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - After a long fight against leukemia, the Carioca theatre director and writer Augusto Boal died on May 2nd at the age of 78. Creator of the Theatre of the Oppressed, Boal was nominated in March 2009 as Global Ambassador Of The Theatre by Unesco.

Despite his poor health, the director went to Paris to receive the honor and made a speech in front of a full house. The award followed his nomination in 2008 for the Nobel Peace . . .

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