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Author Pizzato, Mark, 1960-

Title Ghosts of theatre and cinema in the brain / Mark Pizzato
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2006]
©2006
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Description 1 online resource (323 pages) : illustrations
Series Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history
Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Contents Will the Real Cogito Please Stand Up? -- Ancient Specters (Prehistoric, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman) -- Phantom Limbs, Unconscious Zombies, and Multiple Selves -- Shakespeare's Roman Shades (Titus Andronicus and Titus) -- Theatrical Elements in the Mind's Eye -- Ghosts of Hamlet Onscreen -- Selective Spirits in Evolution -- Noh Desires and The Others -- Brain Stages
Summary Ghost Theatres of the Brain focuses on the staging of Self and Other as phantom characters inside the brain (in the "mind's eye," as Hamlet says), exploring the brain's anatomical evolution from animal drives to human consciousness to divine aspirations, through distinctive cultural expressions in stage and screen technologies. Even-numbered chapters look at specific dramas with ghost characters from the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans to Shakespeare, Japanese Noh, modern drama, and recent films. Odd-numbered chapters examine various intersections of psychoanalytic and neuroscientific theories to explore the brain's inner theatre, regarding ghosts and gods performed onstage and onscreen, as extensions of and connections between different brains in particular cultures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Drama -- History and criticism.
Ghosts in literature.
Ghosts in motion pictures.
Genre/Form Computer network resources
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005051450
ISBN 1281369918
140397215X (hard. ; alk. paper)
1403983291 (electronic bk.)
9781281369918
9781403972156 (hard. ; alk. paper)
9781403983299 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Ghosts of theater and cinema in the brain