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The Actor: Acting and Cognitive Neuroscience Rhonda Blair

The Actor: Acting and Cognitive Neuroscience

Rhonda Blair

Published November 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781135976248
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160 pages
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The Actor, Image and Action is a new generation approach to the craft of acting- the first full-length study of actor training using the insights of cognitive neuroscience. In a brilliant reassessment of both the practice and theory of acting,MoreThe Actor, Image and Action is a new generation approach to the craft of acting- the first full-length study of actor training using the insights of cognitive neuroscience. In a brilliant reassessment of both the practice and theory of acting, Rhonda Blair examines the physiological relationship between bodily action and emotional experience. In doing so she provides the latest step in Stanislavskys attempts to help the actor reach the unconscious by conscious means.Recent developments in scientific thinking about the connections between biology and cognition require new ways of understanding many elements of human activity, including:imagination emotion memory physicality reason.The Actor, Image and Action looks at how these are in fact inseparable in the brains structure and function, and their crucial importance to an actor s engagement with a role. The book vastly improves our understanding of the actors process and is a must for any actor or student of acting.