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Engaging Audiences: A Cognitive Approach to Spectating in the Theatre


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Dezember 2008

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Engaging Audiences asks what cognitive science can teach scholars of theatre studies about spectator response in the theatre. Bruce McConachie introduces insights from neuroscience and evolutionary theory to examine the dynamics of conscious attention, empathy and memory in theatre goers.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction General Cognition for Theatre Audiences Social Cognition in Spectating Cultural Cognition in History Epilogue: Writing Cognitive Audience Histories

Portrait

BRUCE McOCNACHIE is Professor and Chair of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, University of Pittsburgh, USA.

Pressestimmen

"Armed with a deep knowledge of the history of spectatorship, McConachie constructively engages with the recent findings of cognitive scientists to challenge fundamental assumptions about how and why we view and recall theatrical events. The result is a thoughtful, readable, and provocative work with important implications for critical theory, historiography, and production."--John Emigh, Professor of Theatre, Speech, and Dance and of English, Brown University ""Engaging Audiences" provides a major synthesis of theatre/performance and cognitive studies. McConachie finds just the right balance between scientific details and theatrical examples."--"Philosophy and Literature""" "In its formidable combination of clarity, engagement, and rigour, it present[s] a persuasive case that theatre and performance studies should pay more attention to the workings of the mind...A landmark in both theatre history and theories of audience reception."--"Theatre Research International"
EAN: 9780230609884
ISBN: 0230609880
Untertitel: A Cognitive Approach to Spectating in the Theatre. 'Cognitive Studies in Literatur'. Auflage 2008. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2008
Seitenanzahl: 248 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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