Theatre and the Mind

Theatre and the Mind

by Mick Gordon
     
 

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In this collection of seven provocative essays, acclaimed theatre director and playwright Mick Gordon argues that the theatre represents a physical corollary of the invisible workings of our minds.


In this publication the award-winning Gordon draws upon his five years experience working with leading neurologists and cognitive psychologists, a period

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In this collection of seven provocative essays, acclaimed theatre director and playwright Mick Gordon argues that the theatre represents a physical corollary of the invisible workings of our minds.


In this publication the award-winning Gordon draws upon his five years experience working with leading neurologists and cognitive psychologists, a period during which he produced two plays exploring the neurological basis of identity and emotion. Gordon contends that the narratives and archetypes common to the theatre reflect the hidden paradigms of our minds, and that theatrical exploration echos our subconscious urge for morality.

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“Mick Gordon lays bare the mysteries of the mind”—The Telegraph

"Introduces completely new thinking into the field... Mick Gordon has the ability to convey new ideas clearly and relate them to familiar aspects of theatre today. In doing so, he has written a book that should really be required reading for playwrights and directors, since it will help them to create better works”— British Theatre Guide

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849438629
Publisher:
OBERON BOOKS Ltd
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Mick is a director, playwright and essayist. He is Artistic Director of On Theatre and On Film. He was Trevor Nunn's Associate Director at the Royal National Theatre and was Director of the National's Transformation Season. He was Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre from 1998-2000. He has written eight plays. These and his latest essays are published by Oberon Books.

Awards include the Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Newcomer and the Peter Brook Award for Most Outstanding Theatre . He graduated from Oxford with first class honours.

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