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Performance & Cognition: McConachie

Theatre Studies and the Cognitive Turn

Performance & Cognition: McConachie by Bruce McConachie
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This anthology is the first of its kind. In addition to opening up fresh perspectives on theatre studies – with applications for dramatic criticism, performance analysis, acting practice, audience response, theatre history, and other important areas – the book sets the agenda for future work, helping to map the emergence of this new approach.

Following a comprehensive introduction, the contributors examine:

  • the interfaces between cognitive studies and Lacanian psychoanalysis, phenomenology and communication theory
  • different ideas from cognitive studies that open up the meanings of several plays
  • the process of acting and the work of Antonio Damasio
  • theatrical response: the dynamics of perception, and the riots that greeted the 1907 production of The Playboy of the Western World.

This original and authoritative work will be attractive to scholars and graduate students of drama, theatre, and performance.

Taylor and Francis; October 2006
254 pages; ISBN 9781135989477
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Title: Performance & Cognition: McConachie
Author: Bruce McConachie; F. Elizabeth Hart
 
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ISBNs
0203966562
9780203966563
9780415763844
9781135989460
9781135989477