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Engaging audiences : a cognitive approach to spectating in the theatre

Author: Bruce A McConachie
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Series: Cognitive studies in literature and performance.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Engaging Audiences provides an insightful introduction to spectatorship from the perspective of cognitive studies. Using performances of several plays and a wide array of scientific evidence, McConachie examines the dynamics of conscious attention, mental concepts, empathy, emotion, and culture in theatregoing. This ground-breaking study challenges many of the current theories used to understand spectators and is a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McConachie, Bruce A.
Engaging audiences.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(OCoLC)269433736
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce A McConachie
ISBN: 9780230617025 0230617026 9780230609884 0230609880
OCLC Number: 319175234
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 248 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
General Cognition for Theatre Audiences --
Social Cognition in Spectating --
Cultural Cognition in History --Epilogue: Writing Cognitive Audience Histories.
Series Title: Cognitive studies in literature and performance.
Responsibility: Bruce McConachie.

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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  Read more...

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