Embodying interpretation

Connolly, Roy (2007) Embodying interpretation. Studies in Theatre and Performance, 27 (1). pp. 43-58. ISSN 14682761

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Abstract

The interpretation of theatrical texts is a key issue in theatre studies and perfor- mance pedagogy. For example, are there limits to interpretation? Is there a right way to read a dramatic text? This paper examines textual interpretation in the light of recent advances in the cognitive psychology of discourse, perception and action, and the recent resurgence of interest in the importance of the ‘real’ which is occurring in the humanities and in the psychology of embodiment. It is sug- gested that interpretation needs to be seen within its psychological constraints and that this in turn restricts the application of theories that regard textual inter- pretations as boundless.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Performing Arts > Drama
Divisions: Faculty of Arts Design and Media > Department of Media
Depositing User: Roy Connolly
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2011 14:46
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 11:13
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/1153

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