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Ghosts of Theatre and Cinema in the Brain (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History)


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Ghosts of Theatre and Cinema in the Brain focuses on the staging of Self and Other as phantom characters inside the brain (in the "mind's eye," as Hamlet says). It explores 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.

About the Author

Mark Pizzato is Professor of Theatre and Film, University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He is the author of Edges of Loss: From Modern Drama to Postmodern Theory, which focuses on the drama of Eliot, Artaud, Brecht, and Genet (University of Michigan Press, 1998), and Theatres of Human Sacrifice: From Ancient Ritual to Stage and Screen Violence (SUNY Press, 2004). Pizzato has also published articles on theatre and media studies in various journals, including Journal of Popular Film and Television, Spectator, Performing Arts International, Essays in Theatre, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, and Journal of Ritual Studies. Since 1998 he has been the Vice-President of Editorial Policy for the Performance in History website project.

Table of Contents

Introduction * 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

Product Details

Pizzato, Mark
Palgrave MacMillan
History and criticism
Theater - History & Criticism
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Drama -- History and criticism.
Ghosts in literature.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
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Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
10 b/w illus.
8.25 x 5.50 in

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