Cognition in the Globe

Attention and Memory in Shakespeare’s Theatre

  • Authors
  • Evelyn B. Tribble

Part of the Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance book series (CSLP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Evelyn B. Tribble
    Pages 1-23
  3. Evelyn B. Tribble
    Pages 25-68
  4. Evelyn B. Tribble
    Pages 69-110
  5. Evelyn B. Tribble
    Pages 151-166
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 167-200

About this book


Early modern playing companies performed up to six different plays a week and mounted new plays frequently. This book seeks to answer a seemingly simple question: how did they do it? Drawing upon work in philosophy and the cognitive sciences, it proposes that the cognitive work of theatre is distributed across body, brain, and world.


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