Theatrical Improvisation, Consciousness, and Cognition

Theatrical Improvisation, Consciousness, and Cognition

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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.Also, reiterated at Summer Intensive workshop at iO Theater, July 11, 2011a€“ August 11, 2011 and discussed in Charna Halpern, Del Close, andKim a€œHowarda€ Johnson, Truth in Comedy:The Manual of Improvisation (Colorado Springs:anbsp;...


Title:Theatrical Improvisation, Consciousness, and Cognition
Author: Clayton D. Drinko
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-04-05
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