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Hunter Heartbeat Method, The

Synopsis
Video podcast. A series of talks from an interdisciplinary event held by the St Edmund Hall Centre for the Creative Brain in Oxford on 26 November 2016. The speakers interpret the theme of ‘Shakespeare and the Brain’ in various ways, examining it from the perspective of literature scholars, neuroscientists and actors. All the talks are aimed at a non-specialist audience. In this podcast Kelly Hunter gives an outline of some of her work using sensory drama games, using Shakespeare’s works, to interact and play with children with autism.
She draws on Shakespeare’s frequent use of the words ‘eyes’, ‘mind’, ‘reason’ and ‘love’, and the connections he draws between the four - what she describes as a "poetry of the brain". These ideas can then help people with autism who are experiencing a disassociation of mind and body. She also explores the notion of the heartbeat as a barometer for our feelings, comparing it with Shakespeare’s use of rhythm to help convey his character’s feelings.
Series
Shakespeare and the Brain
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
26 Nov 2016
Duration
36 mins

Credits

Contributor
Kelly Hunter

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
autism; brain sciences; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); therapy

Notes

Notes
Accessed 2/2017.

Online Availability

Online URL
https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/hunter-heartbeat-method-kelly-hunter-actor-director-and-educator

Production Company

Name

University of Oxford, Faculty of English

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Distributor

Name

University of Oxford Podcasts

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