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Author Cook, Amy
Title Shakespearean neuroplay [electronic resource] : reinvigorating the study of dramatic texts and performance through cognitive science / Amy Cook
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (xii, 205 p.) : ill
Series Cognitive studies in literature and performance
Cognitive studies in literature and performance
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-195) and index
Who's there? -- Linguistic synaesthesia -- Mirror mirror; mirror rorrim -- Meaning superflux : a cognitive linguistic reading of Hamlet -- Play's the thing : a cognitive linguistic performance analysis -- Past/future, microscope/telescope, performance/science -- Conclusion : a dying voice
Shakespearean Neuroplay provides a methodology for applying cognitive science to the study of drama and performance. With Shakespeare's Hamlet as a test subject and the cognitive linguistic theory of conceptual blending as a tool, Cook unravels the "mirror held up to nature" at the center of Shakespeare's play. Hamlet's mirror becomes a conceptual structure that invisibly scaffolds our understanding of the play. A lucid explanation of both contemporary science and Hamlet, Shakespearean Neuroplay unveils Shakespeare's textual theatrics and sheds light on blind spots in theatre and performance theory
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Palgrave
Link Print version: Cook, Amy. Shakespearean neuroplay. 1st ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 9780230105478 (DLC) 2010009097 (OCoLC)515439455
Subject Drama -- Psychological aspects
Theater -- Psychological aspects
Semantics (Philosophy)
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Language
1564-1616
Drama
Hamlet
Language
Psychological aspects
Shakespeare, William
Theater
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Literary. bisacsh
LITERARY CRITICISM -- General. bisacsh
Electronic books
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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