Theatre exercises the mind

Keeping your mind fit is as important as looking after your body – although I tend to default on the latter rather too often. But what is the most effective thing to do if you want to keep your thinking sharp and flexible? After all, most cognitive exercises are pretty dull, and dull exercise doesn’t get done unless you’re a real disciplinarian. But now new research suggests that studying theatre produces significant and lasting increases in cognitive performance – which is good news for drama teachers and playwrights everywhere.

2 thoughts on “Theatre exercises the mind”

  1. So now you can watch musicals secure in the knowledge that you are excercising your brain. Although the film version of Fiddler lasts for about 3 years, so despite the fascinating transition stuff, it’s probably not the best place to start.

    Another musical of transition is “Singin’ in the Rain” – just skip the last 20 mins “Gotta dance” number – that’s for hardcore fans only.

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