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Author Drinko, Clay.

Title Theatrical improvisation, consciousness, and cognition / Clayton D. Drinko
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Contents Viola Spolin: Games as a Means towards Flow, Empathy, and Finding One's Truer Self -- Del Close: Improvisational Time and the Multiple Draft Modeled Mind -- Keith Johnstone: Spontaneity, Storytelling, Status and Masks, Trance, Altered States -- The Improvising Mind: On Stage and in the Lab
Summary Improvisation teachers Viola Spolin, Del Close, and Keith Johnstone knew that with structure and guidelines, the human mind could be trained to be effortlessly spontaneous and intuitive. Cognitive studies is finally catching up with what improvisers have known for over fifty years. Through archival research, workshops, and interviews, "Theatrical Improvisation, Consciousness, and Cognition" explores improvisation's effects on consciousness and cognition and compares these theories to current findings in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy
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Subject Improvisation (Acting) -- Psychological aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1137335297 (electronic bk.)
9781137335296 (electronic bk.)