Here's an interesting article that examines pretty much the same areas related our empathetic response to performance as we investigate in chapter 10:
Blair, Rhonda. 2009. "Cognitive Neuroscience and Acting: Imagination, Conceptual Blending, and Empathy." The Drama Review(MIT Press) 53 (4): 92-103.
Here's a link for those with library access: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/364298
Blair also considers the nuance of the meaning of the word "empathy" (see post in this forum in chapter 7).