Engaging Audiences: A Cognitive Approach to Spectating in the Theatre (Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance)

ISBN: 9780230609884
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Edition: 2008
Publication Date: 2008-12-12
Number of pages: 248
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Engaging Audiences asks what cognitive science can teach scholars of theatre studies about spectator response in the theatre. Bruce McConachie introduces insights from neuroscience and evolutionary theory to examine the dynamics of conscious attention, empathy and memory in theatre goers.

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