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- DescriptionThis 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.
- Author BiographyFarah Karim-Cooper is Head of Higher Education & Research, Globe Education (Shakespeare's Globe) and Visiting Research Fellow, King's College London, UK.
- Author(s)Farah Karim-Cooper
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication21/04/2016
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintArden Shakespeare
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight459 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine19 mm
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