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Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance

Kinesthetic Spectatorship in the Theatre

Phenomenology, Cognition, Movement

Authors: Garner Jr., Stanton B.

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  • Bridges the gap between a phenomenologically-grounded perspective on movement and cognitive theatre studies
  • Adds a useful perspective to recent scholarship on disability, theatre, and performance
  • Provides in-depth analyses of  innovative twentieth-first productions and performances, most of which have not received sustained critical attention
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This book is about the centrality of movement, movement perception, and kinesthetic experience to theatrical spectatorship. Drawing upon phenomenological accounts of movement experience and the insights of cognitive science, neuroscience, acting theory, dance theory, philosophy of mind, and linguistics, it considers how we inhabit the movements of others and how these movements inhabit us. Individual chapters explore the dynamics of movement and animation, action and intentionality, kinesthetic resonance (or mirroring), language, speech, and empathy. In one of its most important contributions to the study of theatre, performance, and spectatorship, this book foregrounds otherness, divergence, and disability in its account of movement perception. The discussions of this and other issues are accompanied by detailed analysis of theatre, puppetry, and dance performances.

About the authors

Stanton B. Garner, Jr. is Professor of English and Adjunct Professor of Theatre at the University of Tennessee, USA. He is the author of The Absent Voice: Narrative Comprehension in the Theater, Bodied Spaces: Phenomenology and Performance in Contemporary Drama, Trevor Griffiths: Politics, Drama, History, and numerous articles on drama, theatre, and performance.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-91794-8
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-91793-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kinesthetic Spectatorship in the Theatre
Book Subtitle
Phenomenology, Cognition, Movement
Authors
Series Title
Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91794-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91794-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91793-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 277
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