Theatre and Mind

This book provides an introduction to the evolutionary and cognitive foundations of theatrical performing and spectating and argues that this scientific perspective challenges some of the major assumptions about what takes place in the ...

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Author: Bruce McConachie

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137015617

Category: Art

Page: 96

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All performance depends upon our abilities to create, perceive, remember, imagine and empathize. This book provides an introduction to the evolutionary and cognitive foundations of theatrical performing and spectating and argues that this scientific perspective challenges some of the major assumptions about what takes place in the theatre.

Theaters of the Mind

Using the theatre as a central metaphor, this text provides a flexible framework to explore the psychic realities of the characters within us.

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Author: Joyce McDougall

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0876306482

Category: Psychology

Page: 301

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Using the theatre as a central metaphor, this text provides a flexible framework to explore the psychic realities of the characters within us.

Plautus in Performance

In addition to the original detailed studies of six of the dramatists's plays, the methodology of performance criticism, the use of conventions, and the nature of comic heroism in Plautus, this edition includes new studies on: * the ...

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Author: Niall W. Slater

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9057550377

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 215

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Plautus was Ancient Rome's greatest comic playwright, Shakespeare drew heavily on his plots, and his legacy is prevalent throughout modern drama. In this expanded edition of his successful book, one of America's foremost Classical scholars introduces performance criticism to the study of Plautus' ancient drama. In addition to the original detailed studies of six of the dramatists's plays, the methodology of performance criticism, the use of conventions, and the nature of comic heroism in Plautus, this edition includes new studies on: * the induction into the world of the play * the scripted imitation of improvisation * Plautus's comments on his previous work * the nature of 'tragicomedy'.

Theatre Of The Mind

In Theatre of the Mind Jay Ingram, whose past scientific investigations include the properties of honey on toast and the complexities of the barmaid's brain, tackles one of the most controversial of subjects: consciousness.

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Author: Jay Ingram

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9781443402316

Category: Science

Page: 304

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If the brain is the theatre, consciousness is the play. But who or what controls what we watch and how we watch it? In Theatre of the Mind Jay Ingram, whose past scientific investigations include the properties of honey on toast and the complexities of the barmaid's brain, tackles one of the most controversial of subjects: consciousness. Scientists have long tried to map our brains and understand how it is that we think and are self-aware, but what do we really know? Any discussion of the brain raises more questions than answers, and Ingram illuminates some of the most perplexing ones: What happens in our minds when we're driving and we suddenly realize that we don't remember the last few miles of highway? How do we remember images, sounds, and aromas from our past so vividly, and why do we often recreate them so differently in our dreams? Ingram's latest book is a mind-bending experience, a cerebral, stylish ride through the history, philosophy, and science of the brain and the search for the discovery of the self.

Theatre and the Mind

And they have a deep intuition of the transcendent, of a some-ineffable-thing,
which binds us together as human beings. Theatre is a corollary of our mind. It is
our minds' invention and reflection. And the narrative patterns, which the theatre ...

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Author: Mick Gordon

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781849438629

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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In this collection of seven provocative essays, acclaimed theatre director and playwright Mick Gordon argues that the theatre represents a physical corollary of the invisible workings of our minds. In this publication the award-winning Gordon draws upon his five years experience working with leading neurologists and cognitive psychologists, a period during which he produced two plays exploring the neurological basis of identity and emotion. Gordon contends that the narratives and archetypes common to the theatre reflect the hidden paradigms of our minds, and that theatrical exploration echos our subconscious urge for morality.

The Theatre of Imagining

This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the fascinating and strikingly diverse history of imagination in the context of theatre and drama.

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Author: Ulla Kallenbach

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319763033

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 324

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This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the fascinating and strikingly diverse history of imagination in the context of theatre and drama. Key questions that the book explores are: How do spectators engage with the drama in performance, and how does the historical context influence the dramaturgy of imagination? In addition to offering a study of the cultural history and theory of imagination in a European context including its philosophical, physiological, cultural and political implications, the book examines the cultural enactment of imagination in the drama text and offers practical strategies for analyzing the aesthetic practice of imagination in drama texts. It covers the early modern to the late modernist period and includes three in-depth case studies: William Shakespeare’s Macbeth (c.1606); Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House (1879); and Eugène Ionesco’s The Killer (1957).

In the Theater of Consciousness

Using entertaining examples of the mind in action, an eminent psychologist explores current scientific theories of the mind and shows how consciousness works like a stage in which thoughts and perceptions are examined by an inner audience.

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Author: Bernard J. Baars

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195102657

Category: Psychology

Page: 193

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Using entertaining examples of the mind in action, an eminent psychologist explores current scientific theories of the mind and shows how consciousness works like a stage in which thoughts and perceptions are examined by an inner audience. UP.

The Mind s Eye

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Author: Wayne Kramer

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: UOM:39015060119651

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 164

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Design professional Wayne Kramer guides you through the process of imagining and realizing effective designs that are faithful to a source work's purpose.

Ghosts of Theatre and Cinema in the Brain

inema, television, videogames, and the Internet have extended theatre's ghosts
into new projective technologies. Yet those screen fantasies still hinge upon the
communal expression of ghosts within each spectator's mind: a linking of cranial
 ...

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Author: M. Pizzato

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403983299

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 323

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Pizzato focuses on the staging of Self and Other as phantom characters inside the brain (in the 'mind's eye', as Hamlet says). He explores the brain's anatomical evolution from animal drives to human consciousness to divine aspirations, through distinctive cultural expressions in stage and screen technologies.

Theater of the Mind

In this work, Neil Verma applies an array of critical methods to more than 6000 recordings to produce an account of radio drama from the Depression to the Cold War.

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Author: Neil Verma

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226853505

Category: History

Page: 293

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For generations, fans and critics have characterized classic American radio drama as a “theater of the mind.” This book unpacks that characterization by recasting the radio play as an aesthetic object within its unique historical context. In Theater of the Mind, Neil Verma applies an array of critical methods to more than six thousand recordings to produce a vivid new account of radio drama from the Depression to the Cold War. In this sweeping exploration of dramatic conventions, Verma investigates legendary dramas by the likes of Norman Corwin, Lucille Fletcher, and Wyllis Cooper on key programs ranging from The Columbia Workshop, The Mercury Theater on the Air, and Cavalcade of America to Lights Out!, Suspense, and Dragnet to reveal how these programs promoted and evolved a series of models of the imagination. With close readings of individual sound effects and charts of broad trends among formats, Verma not only gives us a new account of the most flourishing form of genre fiction in the mid-twentieth century but also presents a powerful case for the central place of the aesthetics of sound in the history of modern experience.

Theatre of the Mind

... a large silvery token and a numbered key across the counter to me and jerked
his thumb in the direction of a door. A sign there indicated that the apartments
were upstairs and the bar and club were down the. -40-41-42-43 Theatre ofthe
Mind.

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Author: Chris Brown

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557629589

Category:

Page: 174

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The Theatre of the Mind is a collection of short stories that conduct the reader into several distinct worlds both fantastic and full of surprise.Visit the universe as it is being created. Travel to an alternate history and find out what happens in a world where the Romans never left Britain. Follow the adventures of one man who discovers that life really does start after you're dead. Experience the cruel dehumanization of a fighter in futuristic blood sports. Travel back to an age of chivalry and dragon infested lands; then wing to the far distant reaches of the universe!

Theatre of the Mind

In your mind, try to see your scene as a movie from the scene's beginning to its
end.) 5. Visualizing sound effects for the scene (It is not important that all your
sound effects be included at this time. They can be added as you become aware
of a ...

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Author: Don Kisner

Publisher: Balance Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781878298300

Category: Radio plays

Page: 166

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Kudiyattam Theatre and the Actor s Consciousness

However, Malekin and Yarrow suggest that prolonged training in Yoga would
enable the mind to access pashyanti effortlessly. Malekin and Yarrow further
state that such methods require both time and seclusion. Malekin and Yarrow
briefly ...

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Author: Arya Madhavan

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042027985

Category: History

Page: 212

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This book explores the training methods, performance and aesthetics of Kudiyattam, the oldest existing theatre from in the world. It brings together for the first time a comprehensive analysis of the psycho-physical techniques employed by the actors in Kerala of this temple theatre form. The book offers an in-depth analysis of pakarnnattam, a unique acting technique that helps the actor to perform multiple characters in a single dramatic situation. This multiple transformational acting technique is highly relevant to enhance the actor¿s abilities such as imagination, spontaneity and improvisation. The book employs a range of theoretical models developed from performance studies, gender theories, consciousness studies, Indian aesthetic and philosophical theories to investigate the actor¿s body in training and performance. Most significantly, for the first time, the book offers some extra-ordinary insights into the links between the actor¿s breathing and consciousness. It covers a range of topics: Hatha Yoga breathing techniques, eye training, hand gestures, movement techniques, voice training and rasa acting. Dr Arya Madhavan is a Lecturer in Drama at Lincoln School of Humanities and Performing Arts, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom

Theatre and The Body

In her book In and Out of the Mind (1992), Ruth Padel examines ancient Greek
tragedy in search of representations of the way that fifthcentury BCE Greek
society thought about mind and body. First, she argues that the theatre was a
valuable ...

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Author: Colette Conroy

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230364707

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 80

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What do we mean when we talk about bodies in theatre? And how does theatre affect the way we think about the human body? Bodies are vital elements of theatre production and spectatorship. But the body is not just physical, it is also conceptual. Drawing on many examples from contemporary performance, Theatre& the Body is a provocative starting point for understanding the surprisingly complex relationship between theatre and the body. Concise and clear, this book explores the revealing tensions between the body, bodies, language, representation and movement in the theatre. Foreword by Marina Abramovic

Theatre in Crisis

Theatre of the mind : a fugue in two parts Shelley Berc Shelley Berc is a
playwright and novelist . Her novels , plays , and essays , which include The
Shape of Wilderness , A Girl's Guide to the Divine Comedy and Theatre of the
Mind , have ...

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Author: Maria M. Delgado

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719062918

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 273

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Theatre in Crisis? Performance Manifestos for a New Century is a wide-ranging look at the state of contemporary theater practice, economics, and issues related to identity, politics, and technology. The volume offers a snapshot dissection of where theater is, where it has been and where it might be going through the voices of established and emerging theater artists and scholars from the UK, US, and elsewhere. Contributors: Maria M. Delgado & Caridad Svich • Oliver Mayer, Jorge Cortiñas, Neena Beber, & Craig Lucas • Jim Carmody • Roberta Levitow • Peter Lichtenfels & Lynette Hunter • Michael Billington • Claire H. Macdonald • Anna Furse • Phyllis Nagy • Max Stafford-Clark • Len Berkman • DD Kugler • Tori Haring-Smith • John London • Kia Corthron • Alice Tuan • Ricardo Szwarcer • Peter Sellars • Dragan Klaic • Lisa D’Amour • Paul Heritage • Matthew Causey • Andy Lavender • Jon Fosse • Erik Ehn • Matthew Maguire • Shelley Berc • Ruth Margraff • Martin Epstein • Mac Wellman • Goat Island

The Mind Body Stage

Epilogue: Catera desunt Phedre, SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton Cinema, September
23, 2010 Building on the success of their event of June 25, 2009—in which a live
performance of Racine's Phedre at the Lyttelton Theatre was digitally captured ...

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Author: R. Darren Gobert

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804788267

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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Descartes's notion of subjectivity changed the way characters would be written, performed by actors, and received by audiences. His coordinate system reshaped how theatrical space would be conceived and built. His theory of the passions revolutionized our understanding of the emotional exchange between spectacle and spectators. Yet theater scholars have not seen Descartes's transformational impact on theater history. Nor have philosophers looked to this history to understand his reception and impact. After Descartes, playwrights put Cartesian characters on the stage and thematized their rational workings. Actors adapted their performances to account for new models of subjectivity and physiology. Critics theorized the theater's emotional and ethical benefits in Cartesian terms. Architects fostered these benefits by altering their designs. The Mind-Body Stage provides a dazzlingly original picture of one of the most consequential and confusing periods in the histories of modern theater and philosophy. Interdisciplinary and comparatist in scope, it uses methodological techniques from literary study, philosophy, theater history, and performance studies and draws on scores of documents (including letters, libretti, religious jeremiads, aesthetic treatises, and architectural plans) from several countries.

The Mind and Art of Calder n

23 The court drama That Calderon is a predominantly religious dramatist cannot
be substantiated statistically, if we limit ourselves to his comedias, or plays for the
public theatres and the palace. There are 109 of these plays, only twelve of ...

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Author: Alexander Augustine Parker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521323345

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 417

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Professor Parker's essays provide a wide-ranging survey of the work of Calderón, the greatest exponent of Spanish Golden Age drama.

Theatre and the Good

Theatre holds for everyone the same power that it holds for the wounded and
imprisoned, because we are all ... Theatre opens a rift. ... “Because we cannot
reach into the mind and see what the individual perceives and feels,” Moreno
wrote, ...

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Author: Mark Fearnow

Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 9781934043431

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 122

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"Theatre and the Good" examines the roots of theater from an anthropological perspective as well as theaters capacity for liberation, using models of theater in prison, dramatherapy, and a spiritual opening felt by many. The book argues that the ancient needs for which theater has arisen are still relevant and that theater is a much needed and effective pathway to meaning. (Performing Arts)

Embodied Cognition and Shakespeare s Theatre

As Johnson, Sutton, and Tribble point out in their helpful introduction, such a
project requires us to tread carefully in the domain of the “body-mind problem”: “
we suggest that the labels 'Cartesian,' 'pre-Cartesian,' and 'post-Cartesian' can ...

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Author: Laurie Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134449217

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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This collection considers issues that have emerged in Early Modern Studies in the past fifteen years relating to understandings of mind and body in Shakespeare’s world. Informed by The Body in Parts, the essays in this book respond also to the notion of an early modern ‘body-mind’ in which Shakespeare and his contemporaries are understood in terms of bodily parts and cognitive processes. What might the impact of such understandings be on our picture of Shakespeare’s theatre or on our histories of the early modern period, broadly speaking? This book provides a wide range of approaches to this challenge, covering histories of cognition, studies of early modern stage practices, textual studies, and historical phenomenology, as well as new cultural histories by some of the key proponents of this approach at the present time. Because of the breadth of material covered, full weight is given to issues that are hotly debated at the present time within Shakespeare Studies: presentist scholarship is presented alongside more historically-focused studies, for example, and phenomenological studies of material culture are included along with close readings of texts. What the contributors have in common is a refusal to read the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries either psychologically or materially; instead, these essays address a willingness to study early modern phenomena (like the Elizabethan stage) as manifesting an early modern belief in the embodiment of cognition.