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McConachie, Bruce A.

Overview
Works: 36 works in 141 publications in 1 language and 8,388 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Bruce A McConachie
American theater in the culture of the Cold War : producing and contesting containment, 1947-1962 by Bruce A McConachie( )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 2,372 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( )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries 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
Interpreting the theatrical past : essays in the historiography of performance by Thomas Postlewait( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 433 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
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

Theatre & mind by Bruce A McConachie( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All performance depends upon our abilities to create, perceive, remember, imagine and empathize. This book provides an introduction to the evolutionary and cognitive foundations of theatrical performing and spectating and argues that this scientific perspective challenges some of the major assumptions about what takes place in the theatre
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 317 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 )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 237 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"--
Theatre histories : an introduction by Tobin Nellhaus( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives a global perspective on drama, theatre and performance
Affective performance and cognitive science : body, brain, and being by Bruce A McConachie( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 36 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 of
Wedding planner book by Bruce A McConachie( Book )

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

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

Books by Bruce A McConachie( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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 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

South Nicholson Basin - Lawn Hill platform : field trip report by John N Dunster( Book )

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

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

 
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American theater in the culture of the Cold War : producing and contesting containment, 1947-1962
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English (125)

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