Libro. THE HAND ON THE SHAKESPEARE STAGE
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Libro. THE HAND ON THE SHAKESPEARE STAGE

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Gesture, Touch and the Spectacle of Dismemberment

By Farah Karim-Cooper

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This ground-breaking new book uncovers the way Shakespeare draws upon the available literature and visual representations of the hand to inform his drama.

Providing an analysis of gesture, touch, skill and dismemberment in a range of Shakespeare's works, it shows how the hand was perceived in Shakespeare's time as an indicator of human agency, emotion, social and personal identity. It demonstrates how the hand and its activities are described and embedded in Shakespeare's texts and about its role on the Shakespearean stage: as part of the actor's body, in the language as metaphor, and as a morbid stage-prop. Understanding the cultural signifiers that lie behind the early modern understanding of the hand and gesture, opens up new and sometimes disturbing ways of reading and seeing Shakespeare's plays.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter One: The Idea of the Hand in Shakespeare's World
Chapter Two: Manners and Beauty: The Social Hand
Chapter Three: 'Lively Action': Gesture in Early Modern Performance
Chapter Four: Gesture and Shakespeare's Narrative Art
Chapter Five: 'Let Lips do what Hands do': Shakespeare's Sense of Touch
Chapter Six: Amputation: The Spectacle of Dismemberment in Shakespeare's Theatres
Epilogue -- Fingers
Notes
Index

Product details

Published 21 Apr 2016
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 328
ISBN 9781474234269
Imprint The Arden Shakespeare
Illustrations 30 bw illus
Dimensions 198 x 129 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
9781474234269

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