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Cognition in the Globe : attention and memory in Shakespeare’s theatre / Evelyn B. Tribble.

  • Author

    Tribble, Evelyn B.,

  • Date published

    2011

  • Publisher

    New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

  • Subject

    Theater England History 16th century

    Theater England History 17th century

    Acting History 16th century

    Acting History 17th century

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Stage history To 1625.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Stage history England.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Dramatic production.

General note: "Shakespeare’s company coped with an enormous mnemonic load, performing up to six different plays a week. How did they do it? Cognition in the Globe addresses this question through the lens of distributed cognition. This is a dynamic model that attends to the art of ’playing’ at a range of levels. These include the material conditions of playing space; artifacts such as parts, plots, and playbooks; the social structures of the companies, including methods of training and coordination; internal cognitive mechanisms such as attention, perception, and memory; and actor-audience dynamics, among many others. This is the first book to offer such an approach to theatrical history and performance studies."