Shakespearean Neuroplay: Reinvigorating the Study of Dramatic Texts and Performance through Cognitive Science (Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance)
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Shakespearean Neuroplay provides a methodology for applying cognitive science to the study of drama and performance. With Shakespearea??s Hamlet as a test subject and the cognitive linguistic theory of conceptual blending as a tool, Cook unravels the a??mirror held up to naturea?? at the center of Shakespearea??s play. Hamleta??s mirror becomes a conceptual structure that invisibly scaffolds our understanding of the play. A lucid explanation of both contemporary science and Hamlet, Shakespearean Neuroplay unveils Shakespearea??s textual theatrics and sheds light on blind spots in theatre and performance theory.