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[Xmca-l] Re: Inner thought in theater pieces


Your questions about the science of inner speech monologue and its use in
the analysis of theatrical material - to convey the internal richness of
​the ​
and thought
​ - are tangentially addressed by Charles Fernyhough
in his recent book The Voices Within. Charles is a colleague who works with
theory of private and inner speech development, but who specializes in
the dialogicality of inner speech and its role in people who hear voices -
both normal
and hallucinatory. While he doesn't directly address the issue of
theatrical characters,
he does provide insights - based on evidence and research - into the
writing process of novelists, and the various roles that inner voices play
in their
work and thought.

I highly recommend this book because of the admirable way in which
manages to navigate highly complicated issues concerning a phenomenon that
is largely elusive - even though it constitutes the highest stage in the
of verbal thinking. As a less courageous researcher, I chose to study
private speech
because the data are empirical and tangible, subject to linguistic and



On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 2:36 PM, Ulvi İçil <ulvi.icil@gmail.com> wrote:

> Nazim Hikmet uses widely inner  thought and momologue in a work to convey
> the internal richness of emotion and thought of his characters. Especially
> inner thought.
> The name of the work is Ferhad and Sirin, and another name is Legend of
> love.
> Anyone can see the very interesting content of the work, characters in a
> struggle in a triangle of love.
> It is a quite successful work, played by Bolshoi.
> My questions are:
> Does the science of psychology make wide use of such theater work? i.e. in
> terms of the inner thought.
> Does the science of pscyhology make use of such theater work in terms of
> human development? i.e. in terms of the "defects" human beings possess.
> Ulvi

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