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Shakespeare's Imagined Persons: The Psychology of Role-Playing and Acting

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Published by Macmillan Press Ltd in 1996.

Includes a detailed list of notes written by the author, giving reference points between the topics discussed throughout the book. Two separate indexes; an index of name and an index of subjects. Also has a comprehensive list of the works cited throughout the book; an Appendix on The Psychology of Habits which is a more detailed analysis of the topics discussed by the author in the first chapter. Located at the end of the appendix is a bibliography detailing the information used specifically for it.

'Challenging our understanding of ideas about psychology in Shakespeare's time, Shakespeare's Imagined Persons proposes we should view his characters as imagined persons. A new reading of B.F. Skinner's radical behaviourism brings out how - contrary to the impression he created - Skinner ascribes an important role in human behaviour to cognitive activity. Using this analysis, Peter Murray demonstrates the consistency of radical behaviourism with the psychology of character formation and acting in writers from Plato to Shakespeare - an approach little explored in the current debates about subjectivity in Elizabethan culture. Murray also shows that radical behaviourism can explain the phenomena observed in modern studies of acting and social role-playing. Drawing on these analyses of earlier and modern psychology, Murray goes on to reveal the dynamics of Shakespeare's characterisations of Hamlet, Prince Hal, Rosalind, and Perdita in a fascinating new light.'

In Very Good condition. Some faint staining spots around the edges of the pages, most noticeably on the very top of the book. Mild shelf wear, the corners are slightly rubbed and creased. Tight/ unread binding and the pages are in flawless condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Peter B. Murray
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21.5cm x 14cm
Edition:
1996
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0333648366
ISBN-13:
9780333648360
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Title:
Shakespeare's Imagined Persons: The Psychology of Role-Playing and Acting

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Published by Macmillan Press Ltd in 1996.

Includes a detailed list of notes written by the author, giving reference points between the topics discussed throughout the book. Two separate indexes; an index of name and an index of subjects. Also has a comprehensive list of the works cited throughout the book; an Appendix on The Psychology of Habits which is a more detailed analysis of the topics discussed by the author in the first chapter. Located at the end of the appendix is a bibliography detailing the information used specifically for it.

'Challenging our understanding of ideas about psychology in Shakespeare's time, Shakespeare's Imagined Persons proposes we should view his characters as imagined persons. A new reading of B.F. Skinner's radical behaviourism brings out how - contrary to the impression he created - Skinner ascribes an important role in human behaviour to cognitive activity. Using this analysis, Peter Murray demonstrates the consistency of radical behaviourism with the psychology of character formation and acting in writers from Plato to Shakespeare - an approach little explored in the current debates about subjectivity in Elizabethan culture. Murray also shows that radical behaviourism can explain the phenomena observed in modern studies of acting and social role-playing. Drawing on these analyses of earlier and modern psychology, Murray goes on to reveal the dynamics of Shakespeare's characterisations of Hamlet, Prince Hal, Rosalind, and Perdita in a fascinating new light.'

In Very Good condition. Some faint staining spots around the edges of the pages, most noticeably on the very top of the book. Mild shelf wear, the corners are slightly rubbed and creased. Tight/ unread binding and the pages are in flawless condition.

Author(s):
Peter B. Murray
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21.5cm x 14cm
Edition:
1996
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0333648366
ISBN-13:
9780333648360
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Title:
Shakespeare's Imagined Persons: The Psychology of Role-Playing and Acting

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