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By Farah Karim Cooper

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ISBN-13: 9781474234269

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This ground-breaking new booklet uncovers the best way Shakespeare attracts upon the to be had literature and visible representations of the hand to notify his drama.

Providing an research of gesture, contact, ability and dismemberment in a number of Shakespeare's works, it indicates how the hand was once perceived in Shakespeare's time as a hallmark of human corporation, emotion, social and private identification. It demonstrates how the hand and its actions are defined and embedded in Shakespeare's texts and approximately its position at the Shakespearean level: as a part of the actor's physique, within the language as metaphor, and as a morbid stage-prop. knowing the cultural signifiers that lie in the back of the early glossy figuring out of the hand and gesture, opens up new and infrequently anxious methods of analyzing and seeing Shakespeare's plays.

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This ground-breaking new ebook uncovers the best way Shakespeare attracts upon the to be had literature and visible representations of the hand to notify his drama. supplying an research of gesture, contact, ability and dismemberment in various Shakespeare's works, it indicates how the hand was once perceived in Shakespeare's time as a trademark of human corporation, emotion, social and private id.

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