Applying Performance: Live Art, Socially Engaged Theatre and Affective Practice

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jul 6, 2012 - Performing Arts - 288 pages

This book draws upon cognitive and affect theory to examine applications of contemporary performance practices in educational, social and community contexts. The writing is situated in the spaces between making and performance, exploring the processes of creating work defined variously as collaborative, participatory and socially engaged.


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NICOLA SHAUGHNESSY is Professor of Performance at the University of Kent, UK. Her teaching and research specialisms are contemporary performance, applied theatre, autobiography and performance theory. Previous publications include essays on gender and theatre, autobiographical drama and applied theatre as well as a book on Gertrude Stein. She is Co-Director of Kent University's Research Centre for Cognition, Kinesthetics and Performance and leads the AHRC funded research project Imagining Autism.

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