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Ghosts of Theatre and Cinema in the Brain
Mark Pizzato <http://www.palgrave.com/products/results.aspx?k=Mark+Pizzato>
Hardback 156mm x 234mm
May 2006 140397215X
336 Pages £45.00
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History <http://www.palgrave.com/products/results.aspx?se=PSTPH> series.
Pizzato focuses on the staging of Self and Other as phantom characters inside the brain (in the 'mind's eye', as Hamlet says). He explores the brain's anatomical evolution from animal drives to human consciousness to divine aspirations, through distinctive cultural expressions in stage and screen technologies.
Will the Real Cogito Please Stand Up?
Ancient Specters (Prehistoric, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman)
Phantom Limbs, Unconscious Zombies, and Multiple Selves
Shakespeare's Roman Shades (Titus Andronicus and Titus)
Theatrical Elements in the Mind's Eye
Ghosts of Hamlet Onscreen
Selective Spirits in Evolution
Noh Desires and The Others
MARK PIZZATO is Associate Professor of Theatre and Film, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, USA. He is the author of Edges of Loss: From
Modern Drama to Postmodern Theory, which focuses on the drama of Eliot, Artaud, Brecht and Genet (University of Michigan Press, 1998) and Theatres of Human Sacrifice: From Ancient Ritual to Stage and Screen Violence (SUNY Press, 2004).
Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the
University of Alabama: http://www.tcf.ua.edu