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Embodying interpretation

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

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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.

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Depositing User: Roy Connolly


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Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2011 14:46
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 09:04


Author: Roy Connolly

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Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Media and Communications


Performing Arts > Drama

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