Ghosts of Theatre and Cinema in the Brain

  • Authors
  • Mark Pizzato

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History book series (PSTPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mark Pizzato
    Pages 1-13
  3. Mark Pizzato
    Pages 15-26
  4. Mark Pizzato
    Pages 97-113
  5. Mark Pizzato
    Pages 115-160
  6. Mark Pizzato
    Pages 161-201
  7. Mark Pizzato
    Pages 203-227
  8. Mark Pizzato
    Pages 229-240
  9. Mark Pizzato
    Pages 241-249
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 251-323

About this book


Pizzato focuses on the staging of Self and Other as phantom characters inside the brain (in the 'mind's eye', as Hamlet says). He explores the brain's anatomical evolution from animal drives to human consciousness to divine aspirations, through distinctive cultural expressions in stage and screen technologies.​

MARK PIZZATO is Professor of Theatre and Film at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, USA. He is the author of Edges of Loss: From Modern Drama to Postmodern Theory (University of Michigan, 1998), Theatres of Human Sacrifice: From Ancient Ritual to Screen Violence (SUNY, 2005), Ghosts of Theatre and Cinema in the Brain (Palgrave, 2006), Inner Theatres of Good and Evil: The Mind's Staging of Gods, Angels and Devils (McFarland, 2011), and Beast-People Onscreen and in Your Brain (Praeger, 2016). Pizzato also co-edited, with Lisa Perdigao, Death in American Texts and Performances (Routledge, 2016).


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