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Empathy as Dialogue in Theatre and Performance

Authors: Cummings, Lindsay B.

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Empathy has provoked equal measures of excitement and controversy in recent years. For some, empathy is crucial to understanding others, helping us bridge social and cultural differences. For others, empathy is nothing but a misguided assumption of access to the minds of others. In this book, Cummings argues that empathy comes in many forms, some helpful to understanding others and some detrimental. Tracing empathy’s genealogy through aesthetic theory, philosophy, psychology, and performance theory, Cummings illustrates how theatre artists and scholars have often overlooked the dynamic potential of empathy by focusing on its more “monologic” forms, in which spectators either project their point of view onto characters or passively identify with them. This book therefore explores how empathy is most effective when it functions as a dialogue, along with how theatre and performance can utilise the live, emergent exchange between bodies in space to encourage more dynamic, dialogic encounters between performers and audience. 

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Lindsay B. Cummings is Assistant Professor of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut, USA.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cummings, Lindsay B.

    Pages 1-38

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  • Interruptions: Estranging Empathy

    Cummings, Lindsay B.

    Pages 39-76

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  • Repetitions: Empathy, Poverty, and Politics in Eastern Kentucky

    Cummings, Lindsay B.

    Pages 77-122

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  • Rehearsals: Naomi Wallace and the Labor of Empathy

    Cummings, Lindsay B.

    Pages 123-160

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  • Empathic Economies: Performance by Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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    Pages 161-190

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Hardcover 84,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Empathy as Dialogue in Theatre and Performance
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59326-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59326-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59325-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 220
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