By Farah Karim Cooper
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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The Hand on the Shakespearean Stage: Gesture, Touch and the Spectacle of Dismemberment (Arden Shakespeare) by Farah Karim Cooper