9780230609884

Engaging Audiences A Cognitive Approach to Spectating in the Theatre

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230609884

  • ISBN10:

    0230609880

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-11-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

This book provides an introduction to spectator response from the perspective of cognitive science, using insights from neuroscience and evolutionary theory to examine the dynamics of conscious attention, empathy, and memory in theatregoing.

Author Biography

Bruce McConachie is Professor and Chair of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh.

Table of Contents

Introduction
General Cognition for Theatre audiences
Social Cognition in Spectating
Cultural Cognition in History
Epilogue: Writing Cognitive audience Histories
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