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Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance

Trusting Performance

A Cognitive Approach to Embodiment in Drama

Authors: Rokotnitz, N.

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An epistemological inquiry into the dynamics of interpersonal trust-relations, combining philosophy, science, and critical theory in the analysis of performing bodies - on stage and in life. Rokotnitz argues for the exploration of drama as a conduit to emotional learning that can change the somatic identity of performers and audiences alike.

About the authors

Dr. Naomi Rokotnitz explores the intersections between literature, philosophy, and science, investigating the relations between knowledge acquisition, inter-personal communication, moral accountability and bodily modes of reception and perception. She teaches at Tel-Aviv University, Israel and can be reached at naomirokotnitz@gmail.com.  

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"Insightful and exciting . . . a significant contribution to the relatively new field of cognitive approaches to literature and theatre." - Theatre Survey

"Rokotnitz's tremendously engaged and engaging depiction of the emotional sensitivity, caring responsibility, and sincerely educational basis of Sentimentalism, persuasively reinvigorates a singularly unfashionable rationale for behaviour and rule. The result is, at points, an exuberant exultant writing style that empathetically echoes the celebratory positivity of the play, but also the motivations of The Politics of American Actor Training, and carries the reader along in its wake. The strengths of Rokotnitz's writing style in this and the other chapters is founded in neatly interwoven precise examples and rigorous and thoughtful dissection of illuminating textual detail." - The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory

"The dexterity with which Rokotnitz structures her work, each chapter tightly interlocking with its companions to produce a fertile ground for cross-comparison and later developments of earlier ideas, evinces a sincere commitment to rigorously test the hypothesis that originally drove her inquiry ... That her analysis of embodied experience of primary emotions leads to an explication of spiritual experience undoubtedly indicates that Rokotnitz has produced a significant contribution to the body of literature on performance and cognition." - Style


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Rokotnitz, Naomi

    Pages 1-17

  • “It Is Required You Do Awake Your Faith”: Learning to Trust the Body through Performing The Winter’s Tale

    Rokotnitz, Naomi

    Pages 19-36

  • “A Doubling of Immortality:” Cognitive Inter(con)textuality and Tom Stoppard’s Travesties

    Rokotnitz, Naomi

    Pages 37-65

  • From Empathy to Sympathy: Staging Change and Conciliation in Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good

    Rokotnitz, Naomi

    Pages 67-96

  • “A Spiritual Dance:” Moisés Kaufman’s 33 Variations

    Rokotnitz, Naomi

    Pages 97-128

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trusting Performance
Book Subtitle
A Cognitive Approach to Embodiment in Drama
Authors
Series Title
Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37075-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230370753
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-33737-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 188
Topics