Routledge Companion to Theatre, Performance and Cognitive Science

Rick Kemp (Redaktør) ; Bruce McConachie (Redaktør)

The Routledge Companion to Theatre, Performance and Cognitive Science integrates key findings from the cognitive sciences (cognitive psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary studies and relevant social sciences) with insights from theatre and performance studies. Les mer
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The Routledge Companion to Theatre, Performance and Cognitive Science integrates key findings from the cognitive sciences (cognitive psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary studies and relevant social sciences) with insights from theatre and performance studies. This rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field dynamically advances critical and theoretical knowledge, as well as driving innovation in practice. The anthology includes 30 specially commissioned chapters, many written by authors who have been at the cutting-edge of research and practice in the field over the last 15 years. These authors offer many empirical answers to four significant questions:











How can performances in theatre, dance and other media achieve more emotional and social impact?







How can we become more adept teachers and learners of performance both within and outside of classrooms?







What can the cognitive sciences reveal about the nature of drama and human nature in general?







How can knowledge transfer, from a synthesis of science and performance, assist professionals such as nurses, care-givers, therapists and emergency workers in their jobs?


A wide-ranging and authoritative guide, The Routledge Companion to Theatre, Performance and Cognitive Science is an accessible tool for not only students, but practitioners and researchers in the arts and sciences as well.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

General Introduction


Bruce McConachie








Part I: Artistry





Introduction


Rick Kemp








Stanislavsky's prescience: The conscious self in the system and Active Analysis



as a theory of mind


Sharon Marie Carnicke






The improviser's lazy brain: improvisation and cognition



Gunter Loesel






Devising - embodied creation in distributed systems



Rick Kemp






Embodied cognition and Shakespearean performance



Darren Tunstall






The remains of ancient action: Understanding affect and empathy in Greek drama



Peter Meineck






Minding implicit constraints in dance improvisation



Pil Hansen






Applying developmental epistemic cognition to theatre for young audiences



Jeanne Klein






4E cognition for directing: Thornton Wilder's Our Town and Caryl Churchill's



Light Shining in Buckinghamshire


Rhonda Blair






Acting and Emotion



Vladimir Mirodan





Part II: Learning





Introduction


Bruce McConachie






Improvising communication in Pleistocene performances



Bruce McConachie






Ritual transformation and transmission



David Mason






Communities of gesture: Empathy and embodiment in Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane



Dance Company's 100 Migrations


Ariel Nereson






Creative storytelling, crossing boundaries, high-impact learning and



social engagement


Nancy Kindelan






From banana phones to the bard: The developmental psychology of acting



Thalia R. Goldstein






'I'm giving everybody notes using his body': Framing actors' observation of performance



Claire Syler






Acting technique, Jacques Lecoq, and embodied meaning



Rick Kemp








Part III: Scholarship





Introduction


Bruce McConachie






Systems theory, enaction and performing arts



Gabriele Sofia






Watching movement: Phenomenology, cognition, performance



Stanton B. Garner, Jr.






Attention to theatrical performances



James Hamilton






Emergence, meaning and presence: An interdisciplinary approach to a disciplinary question



Amy Cook






Relishing performance: Rasa as participatory sense-making



Erin B. Mee






The self, ethics, agency and tragedy



David Palmer






Aesthetics and the sensible



John Lutterbie






Talk this dance: On the conceptualization of dance as fictive conversation



Ana Margarida Abrantes and Esther Pascual






Distributed cognition: Studying theatre in the wild



Evelyn Tribble and Robin Dixon








Part IV: Translational Applications





Introduction


Rick Kemp









A theatrical intervention to lower the risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of



dementia


Tony and Helga Noice






The Performance of Caring: Theatre, empathetic communication and healthcare



Rick Kemp and Rachel DeSoto-Jackson






Awareness performing: Practice and protocol



Experience Bryon






Imagining the ecologies of autism
Melissa Trimingham and Nicola Shaughnessy



Toward consilience: Integrating performance history with the coevolution



of our species


Bruce McConachie

Om forfatteren

Rick Kemp is Professor of Theatre and Head of Acting and Directing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA. An actor, director and Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar on Neuroscience and Art, his publications include Embodied Acting: What Neuroscience Tells Us About Performance (2012) and The Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq (2016).





Bruce McConachie, Emeritus Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, has published widely in theatre history and cognitive studies. His scholarship includes Engaging Audiences (2008), Evolution, Cognition, and Performance (2015), and chapters in Theatre Histories: An Introduction (3rd edition, 2016). A former president of the American Society for Theatre Research, McConachie also acts and directs.