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McConachie, Bruce A.

Overview
Works: 36 works in 137 publications in 1 language and 8,366 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bruce A McConachie
Interpreting the theatrical past : essays in the historiography of performance by Thomas Postlewait( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American theater in the culture of the Cold War : producing and contesting containment, 1947-1962 by Bruce A McConachie( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McConachie uses a range of plays, musicals, and modern dances from the dominant culture of the Cold War to discuss these figures, including The Seven Year Itch, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The King and I, A Raisin in the Sun, Night Journey, and The Crucible. In an epilogue, he discusses the legacy of Cold War theater form 1962 to 1992"--Jacket
Melodramatic formations : American theatre and society, 1820-1870 by Bruce A McConachie( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre for working-class audiences in the United States, 1830-1980 by Bruce A McConachie( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engaging audiences : a cognitive approach to spectating in the theatre by Bruce A McConachie( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Engaging Audiences' asks what cognitive science can teach scholars of theatre studies about spectator response in the theatre. The author introduces insights from neuroscience and evolutionary theory to examine the dynamics of conscious attention, empathy and memory in theatre goers
Performance and cognition : theatre studies and the cognitive turn by Bruce A McConachie( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This original and authoratative work will be attractive to scholars and graduate students in departments of literature, theatre, and performance studies who study drama, theatre, and performance as it opens up fresh perspectives on theatre studies
Perspectives on teaching theatre( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution, cognition, and performance by Bruce A McConachie( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Culture and cognition work together dynamically every time a spectator interprets meaning during a performance. In this study, Bruce McConachie examines the biocultural basis of all performance, from its origins and the cognitive processes that facilitate it, to what keeps us coming back for more. To effect this major reorientation, McConachie works within the scientific paradigm of enaction, which explains all human activities, including performances, as the interactions of mental, bodily, and ecological networks. He goes on to use our biocultural proclivity for altruism, as revealed in performance, to explore our species' gradual ethical progress on such matters as the changing norms of religious sacrifice, slavery, and LGBT rights. Along the way, the book engages with a wide range of performances, including Richard Pryor's stand-up, the film Titanic, aerialist performances, American football, and the stage and film versions of A Streetcar Named Desire"--
Affective performance and cognitive science : body, brain, and being by Bruce A McConachie( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores new developments in the dialogues between science and theatre and offers an introduction to a fast-expanding area of research and practice. The cognitive revolution in the humanities is creating new insights into the audience experience, performance processes and training. Scientists are collaborating with artists to investigate how our brains and bodies engage with performance to create new understanding of perception, emotion, imagination and empathy. Divided into four parts, each introduced by an expert editorial from leading researchers in the field, this edited volume offers readers an understanding of some of the main areas of collaboration and research: 1. Dances with Science 2. Touching Texts and Embodied Performance 3. The Multimodal Actor 4. Affecting Audiences Throughout its history theatre has provided exciting and accessible stagings of science, while contemporary practitioners are increasingly working with scientific and medical material
Wedding planner book by Bruce A McConachie( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Geological study of the South Walker Creek coalfield and its setting within the Northern Bowen Basin, Queensland by Bruce A McConachie( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books by Bruce A McConachie( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre Symposium, V 19: Theatre and Film by Jane Kathleen Curry( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Despite a shared history and many common present practices, the relationship between theatre and film often remains uncertain. Does a close study of film enrich an understanding of drama on the stage? What ongoing connections do theatre and film maintain, and what elements do they borrow from each other? Does the relative popularity and accessibility of film lead to an increased scholarly defensiveness about qualities exclusive to theatrical performances? Do theatre and film demand two different kinds of attention from spectators, or do audiences tend to experience both in the sam
Desert Creek-1 well proposal, ATP 423P by John N Dunster( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

PRC Beamesbrook-1 well completion report, authority to prospect 373P, Quuensland by John N Dunster( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oil bleeds in drill hole Amoco 83-4 in ATP 423P. northwest Queensland by Bruce A McConachie( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

H.J. Conway's dramatization of Uncle Tom's cabin : a previously unpublished letter by Bruce A McConachie( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Here comes everybody : scholarship and black theatre history by James V Hatch( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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American theater in the culture of the Cold War : producing and contesting containment, 1947-1962
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Languages
English (102)

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Melodramatic formations : American theatre and society, 1820-1870Theatre for working-class audiences in the United States, 1830-1980Engaging audiences : a cognitive approach to spectating in the theatrePerformance and cognition : theatre studies and the cognitive turnPerspectives on teaching theatre