Theatre, Performance and Cognition: Languages, Bodies and Ecologies

Author:   Rhonda Blair (Professor, Southern Methodist University, USA) ,  Amy Cook (Stony Brook University, USA) ,  John Lutterbie (Stony Brook University, USA) ,  Nicola Shaughnessy (University of Kent, UK)
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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9781472591791


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   24 March 2016
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Rhonda Blair (Professor, Southern Methodist University, USA) ,  Amy Cook (Stony Brook University, USA) ,  John Lutterbie (Stony Brook University, USA) ,  Nicola Shaughnessy (University of Kent, UK)
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Methuen Drama
Dimensions:   Width: 13.80cm , Height: 1.60cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.445kg
ISBN:  

9781472591791


ISBN 10:   1472591798
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   24 March 2016
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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The three concepts addressed in this volume are central, contested, and used in significantly different ways in the humanities, neuroscience and psychology. Through presenting essays that use the term and then inviting someone more familiar with the sciences, this book challenges preconceptions about how terms are used and serve as a means of improving the quality of communication between disciplines. John Lutterbie, Stony Brook University, USA


The three concepts addressed in this volume are central, contested, and used in significantly different ways in the humanities, neuroscience and psychology. Through presenting essays that use the term and then inviting someone more familiar with the sciences, this book challenges preconceptions about how terms are used and serve as a means of improving the quality of communication between disciplines. * John Lutterbie, Stony Brook University, USA * There is much in this book to intrigue, inform, and inspire scholars, students, teachers, and practitioners of theatre and performance. Editors Rhonda Blair and Amy Cook provide accessible introductions for those who might be new to the intersection of cognitive science and theatre, while individual chapters advance the knowledge that arises from this confluence by engaging with specific topics in detailed and provocative ways. The chapters are written by authors of diverse provenances, including dance, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and narratology, alongside theatre and performance studies. The book also includes helpful appendices in the form of abstracts of influential references that informed the chapter authors' writing, and fascinating After Words in which practitioners talk about how their work responds to concepts from cognitive science ... The application of cognitive science to theatre and performance studies has become an established theoretical approach. This book advances the field significantly-not just by virtue of the content of the individual chapters, but also by the success of its interdisciplinary format, which stimulates valuable dialogue among its authors. * Theatre Topics *


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Rhonda Blair, Professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, USA, is the author of The Actor, Image, and Action: Acting and Cognitive Neuroscience (2008), and essays in Theatre Topics, TDR, the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, among others, and several edited volumes. She was president of the American Society for Theatre Research, 2009-2012. Amy Cook, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and English at Stony Brook University, New York, USA, is the author of Shakespearean Neuroplay: Reinvigorating the Study of Dramatic Texts and Performance through Cognitive Science, (2010) and essays in, among others, Theatre Journal, TDR, SubStance, the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theatre, the Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition (forthcoming). She was the co-chair of the Working Group in Cognitive Science and Performance for American Society for Theatre Research from 2010-2014.

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