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The Olympic Actor: Improving Actor Training and Performance Through Sports Psychology

Theatre, Performance and Cognition : Languages, Bodies and Ecologies

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Introduction Actors and athletes have a great deal in common, although the two fields rarely cross paths as much as they could or, perhaps, should. In fact, Bertolt Brecht...

What Is New Writing?

Aleks Sierz

Aleks Sierz is Visiting Research Fellow at Rose Bruford College, and author of In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today (Faber, 2001) and The Theatre of Martin Crimp (Methuen Drama, 2006). He also works as a journalist, broadcaster, lecturer and theatre critic. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rewriting The Nation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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...Katurian Well .….I kind of hate any writing that’s even vaguely autobiographical. I think people who only write about what they know only write about what they know because they’re too fucking stupid to make anything up.So strong is British...
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...Filmed with the cooperation of his nearest relatives, close friends and distinguished artistic collaborators this production is a rare testament to one of the century's most famous and original writers. Shot on location in Dublin, London...

Training, Insight and Intuition in Creative Flow

Theatre, Performance and Cognition : Languages, Bodies and Ecologies

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Introduction: Ignorance as bliss In Heinrich Von Kleist’s dialogic fiction, ‘On the Marionette Theatre’, our narrator describes meeting with an old...

Introduction

Rhonda Blair

Rhonda Blair, Professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, USA, is the author of The Actor, Image, and Action: Acting and Cognitive Neuroscience (2008), and essays in Theatre Topics, TDR, the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, among others, and several edited volumes. She was president of the American Society for Theatre Research, 2009-2012. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Amy Cook

Amy Cook, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and English at Stony Brook University, New York, USA, is the author of Shakespearean Neuroplay: Reinvigorating the Study of Dramatic Texts and Performance through Cognitive Science, (2010) and essays in, among others, Theatre Journal, TDR, SubStance, the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theatre, the Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition (forthcoming). She was the co-chair of the Working Group in Cognitive Science and Performance for American Society for Theatre Research from 2010-2014. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theatre, Performance and Cognition : Languages, Bodies and Ecologies

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Stories told by bodies onstage. We have not stopped being interested in stories or those bodies, or in coming together to hear them. The language, bodies and stages change, but their fascination remains. Theatre and performance moves us...

Inconclusion: Burn the Plans

David Ian Rabey

David Ian Rabey is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK. His writing includes Howard Barker: Politics and Desire (1989, 2009), Howard Barker: Ecstasy and Death (2009), English Drama Since 1940 (2003), David Rudkin: Sacred Disobedience (1997); as co-editor, Theatre of Catastrophe (with Karoline Gritzner, 2006) and Howard Barker's Art of Theatre (with Sarah Goldingay, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...John Orr’s remarks on Sam Shepard’s drama of a modern and mythical ‘West’ might be transposed to Butterworth’s drama, and a modern and mythical Britain: drama that unfolds ‘an enclosed action on the verge of something bleak and vast...

Performance, Irony and Viewpoint in Language

Theatre, Performance and Cognition : Languages, Bodies and Ecologies

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Irony and drama At least since the German Romantics, people have been observing that there seems to be a particular kinship between irony and the theatre. The idea that irony...

Prologue

David Ian Rabey

David Ian Rabey is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK. His writing includes Howard Barker: Politics and Desire (1989, 2009), Howard Barker: Ecstasy and Death (2009), English Drama Since 1940 (2003), David Rudkin: Sacred Disobedience (1997); as co-editor, Theatre of Catastrophe (with Karoline Gritzner, 2006) and Howard Barker's Art of Theatre (with Sarah Goldingay, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...A Prologue, with questions: ‘The isle is full of noises . . .’ What’s at stake here? This book aims to open up, not to close or tie down, explorations, investigations and appreciations of Jez Butterworth’s work. As the first book-length...

Distributed Cognition, Mindful Bodies and the Arts of Acting

Theatre, Performance and Cognition : Languages, Bodies and Ecologies

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...One of my guilty pleasures is the reality cooking show, especially ‘MasterChef Australia’. This programme features a group of amateur cooks who are faced with a range of tasks, from cooking their favourite comfort food to experimenting...

How Do You Put it All Together?

Caroline Jester

Caroline Jester is a writer and dramaturg. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing at Birmingham City University, UK, a Master on the MA in Dramatic Writing at Central Saint Martins, UK and has been Literary Manager and Dramaturg at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, UK. Jester’s publications include Europa (2013), Dramatic Writing Masterclasses: Key Advice from the Industry Masters (2017) and Playwriting Across the Curriculum (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Caridad Svich

Caridad Svich is a playwright, associate editor of Contemporary Theatre Review and founder of NoPassport theatre alliance and press. She received a 2012 OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize for The House of the Spirits. She has edited several books on theatre including Audience Revolution and Innovation in Five Acts (2016 & 2015), Out of Silence: Censorship in Theatre & Performance (2014), and Trans-Global Readings (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fifty Playwrights on Their Craft

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Paula Vogel leads us into this chapter from the previous one by connecting the audience’s experience of consuming theater to the times they are living in. She states that audiences consume work visually now and that the “physical reality...