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By Lindsay B. Cummings

ISBN-10: 1137593253

ISBN-13: 9781137593252

Empathy has provoked equivalent measures of excitement
and controversy lately. For a few, empathy is important to understanding
others, supporting us bridge social and cultural transformations. For others, empathy
is not anything yet a faulty assumption of entry to the minds of others. during this booklet, Cummings argues that
empathy is available in many varieties, a few precious to realizing others and some
dangerous. Tracing empathy’s
family tree via aesthetic conception, philosophy, psychology, and performance
conception, Cummings illustrates how theatre artists and students have often
missed the dynamic capability of empathy by means of targeting its more
“monologic” kinds, during which spectators both venture their viewpoint onto
characters or passively determine with them. This ebook for that reason explores how empathy is prime while it
features as a discussion, in addition to how theatre and function can utilise
the reside, emergent alternate among our bodies in area to motivate extra dynamic,
dialogic encounters among performers and audience. 

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