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              Books by Bruce McConachie

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              Theatre and Mind
                

              Theatre and Mind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McConachie, Bruce; McConachie

              • RRP: $33.50
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              All performance depends upon our abilities to create, perceive, remember, imagine and empathize. Theatre & Mind provides an introduction to the cognitive foundations of theatre studies and argues that key developments in cognitive science actually challenge some of the major assu...mptions about what takes place in the theatre.
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              ISBN 9780230275836
              Released NZ 7 Dec 2012
              Publisher Macmillan Education
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Theatre and
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              Engaging Audiences: A Cognitive Approach to Spectating in the Theatre
                

              Engaging Audiences: A Cognitive Approach to Spectating in the Theatre (Hardback)

              By McConachie, Bruce

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              Examines the important areas of audience engagement. This title includes descriptions and analyses of five distinct historical audiences watching different plays. It asks what cognitive science can teach scholars of theatre studies about spectator response in the theatre. It intr...oduces insights from neuroscience and evolutionary theory.
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              ISBN 9780230609884
              Released NZ 12 Feb 2009
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance
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              Affective Performance and Cognitive Science: Body, Brain and Being
               

              Affective Performance and Cognitive Science: Body, Brain and Being (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Shaughnessy, Nicola; Contributions by McConachie, Bruce; Blair, Rhonda; Cook, Amy; Furse, Anna

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              An edited collection exploring the developing dialogue between performance studies and the cognitive and affective sciences.

              ISBN 9781408185773
              Released NZ 5 Dec 2013
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Performance and Science: Interdisciplinary Dialogues
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              Affective Performance and Cognitive Science: Body, Brain and Being
               

              Affective Performance and Cognitive Science: Body, Brain and Being (Hardback)

              Edited by Shaughnessy, Nicola; Contributions by McConachie, Bruce; Blair, Rhonda; Cook, Amy; Furse, Anna

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              Exploring new developments in the dialogues between science and theatre and offering an introduction to a fast-expanding area of research and practice, this book investigates how our brains and bodies engage with performance to create new understanding of perception, emotion, ima...gination and empathy.
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              ISBN 9781408183984
              Released NZ 5 Dec 2013
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Performance and Science: Interdisciplinary Dialogues
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              Engaging Audiences: A Cognitive Approach to Spectating in the Theatre
                

              Engaging Audiences: A Cognitive Approach to Spectating in the Theatre (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st ed. 2008)

              By McConachie, Bruce

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              Engaging Audiences asks what cognitive science can teachscholars of theatre studiesabout spectator response in the theatre. Bruce McConachieintroduces insights from neuroscience and evolutionary theory to examine the dynamics of conscious attention, empathy and memory in theatre ...goers.
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              ISBN 9781349376391
              Released NZ 18 Dec 2015
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance
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              Performance and Cognition: Theatre Studies and the Cognitive Turn
                

              Performance and Cognition: Theatre Studies and the Cognitive Turn (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by McConachie, Bruce; Hart, F. Elizabeth

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              An anthology that examines - the interfaces between cognitive studies and Lacanian psychoanalysis, phenomenology and communication theory; the process of acting and the work of Antonio Damasio; and, theatrical response - the dynamics of perception, and the riots that greeted the ...1907 production of The Playboy of the Western World .
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              ISBN 9780415583398
              Released NZ 2 Feb 2010
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Advances in Theatre and Performance Studies
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              Engaging Audiences: A Cognitive Approach to Spectating in the Theatre
                

              Engaging Audiences: A Cognitive Approach to Spectating in the Theatre (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McConachie, Bruce

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              This book provides an introduction to spectator response from the perspective of cognitive science, using insights from neuroscience and evolutionary theory to examine the dynamics of conscious attention, empathy, and memory in theatregoing.

              ISBN 9780230116733
              Released NZ 14 Jul 2011
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance
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              The Theatre of Tennessee Williams
               

              The Theatre of Tennessee Williams (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Murphy, Brenda; Contributions by McConachie, Bruce; Bak, John S.; Londre, Felicia Hardison; Saddik, Annette J.

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              The Theatre of Tennessee Williams provides a stimulating analysis of the work of this giant of twentieth century American theatre whose work remains central to curriculums and theatre repertoires. It combines an analysis of all of his work by American scholar Brenda Murphy with i...nterviews and a number of criticial essays.
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              ISBN 9781408145432
              Released NZ 2 Jan 2014
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Critical Companions
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              The Polish Theatre of the Holocaust

              The Polish Theatre of the Holocaust (Hardback)

              By Niziolek, Grzegorz; Translated by Phillips, Ursula; Series edited by McConachie, Bruce; Cochrane, Claire

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              Grzegorz Niziolek's The Polish Theatre of the Holocaust is a pioneering analysis of the impact and legacy of the Holocaust on Polish theatre and society from 1945 to the present. It reveals the role of theatre as a crucial medium of collective memory - and collective forgetting -... of the trauma of the Holocaust carried out on Polish land. The period gave rise to two of the most radical and influential theatrical ideas during work on productions that addressed the subject of the Holocaust - Grotowski's Poor Theatre and Kantor's Theatre of Death, but the author examines a deeper impact in the role that theatre played in relation to the processes of collective disavowal of the fact of being a witness to others' suffering. In the first part, the author examines six decades of Polish theatre shaped by the perspective of the Holocaust in which its presence is variously visible, or displaced. Through an examination of the work of outstanding post-war theatre directors, including Leon Schiller, Konrad Swinarski, Kazimierz Dejmek, Andrzej Wajda and Jerzy Jarocki, the author pays particular attention to the various types of distortion and the effect of 'erroneous seeing' enacted in the theatre, as well as the traces of affective reception: shock, heightened empathy, indifference. In the second part the author considers the impact of the Holocaust in the cruel theatre of daily life and a dramatically divided community of 'bystanders'. It reveals how by testifying about society's experience of the Holocaust theatre has been the setting for fundamental processes taking place within Polish culture as it confronts suppressed traumatic wartime experiences and a collective identity shaped by the past. The Polish Theatre of the Holocaust received the prestigious Jan Dlugosz Prize for the best Polish book in the humanities when first published in Polish in 2013.
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              ISBN 9781350039667
              Released NZ 30 May 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Cultural Histories of Theatre and Performance
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              Theatre Histories: An Introduction

              Theatre Histories: An Introduction (Hardback, 3rd New edition)

              By McConachie, Bruce; Edited by Nellhaus, Tobin; By Sorgenfrei, Carol Fisher; Underiner, Tamara

              • RRP: $285.00
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              This new edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers a critical overview of global theatre and drama, spanning a broad wealth of world cultures and periods. Illustrating historiographical theory with case studies demonstrating the meth...ods and interpretive approaches used by today's theatre historians, the authors offer a detailed and thorough examination of global theatre. Fully revised and renewed, features of this third edition include: * A full color text design, heavily illustrated with a wealth of colour photographs and illustrations * Detailed historical, cultural and political timelines, enhancing students' understanding of the context of each section * Boxed case studies from a broad range of world cultures, building upon and strengthening knowledge of theoretical approaches and historical content * A detailed glossary and guidance on pronunciation of unfamiliar terms * A new and updated companion website, offering further insights, activities and resources to enable students to further their knowledge and understanding of the theatre.
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              ISBN 9780415837972
              Released NZ 25 Feb 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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