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dc.contributor.authorLenhardt, Allison Kellar
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:03:12Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:03:12Z
dc.date.issued2011-08
dc.identifier.otherlenhardt_allison_k_201108_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/lenhardt_allison_k_201108_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27506
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation explores the connections between early modern rehearsal and performance practices and cognitive science. Examining early modern performance as a technology consisting of individually memorized parts, minimal rehearsal, and improvised interaction, I analyze early modern actors' roles for speech and cue structures and character relationship patterns, arguing that Shakespeare, as well as other playwrights, wrote specific emotional and physical prompts into actors' parts so that their performance on stage relied on collaboration and partnership in performance just as much as individual preparation. Through their actions and speech, actors affectively prime one another to react to different conceptual frameworks as the play’s plot progresses. Since Shakespeare and his fellow playwrights created units of plays, distributed social cognition also aided early modern actors’ performances: a particular unit would function as a network of memories for the actors, a shorthand code that allowed them to reconstruct traces of their previous partnerships, emotional and physical characteristics, and speeches into new plays that possessed similar structures.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightsOn Campus Only Until 2020-08-1
dc.subjectShakespeare
dc.subjectActors
dc.subjectPerformance
dc.subjectActors&#39
dc.subjectParts
dc.subjectBen Jonson
dc.subjectCognitive Science
dc.subjectAffective Priming
dc.subjectConceptual Blending
dc.subjectSocial Cognition
dc.subjectFacial Expressions
dc.subjectDistributed Cognition
dc.subjectSituated Cognition
dc.subjectPlaywrights
dc.subjectEarly Modern Drama
dc.titleThe sum of parts
dc.title.alternativecollaborative performance and social cognition on the early modern stage
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.description.majorEnglish
dc.description.advisorSujata Iyengar
dc.description.committeeSujata Iyengar
dc.description.committeeJohn Vance
dc.description.committeeDavid Z. Saltz
dc.description.committeeChristy Desmet


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