The Hand on the Shakespearean stage : gesture, touch and the spectacle of dismemberment /
"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 perceive...
Shakespeare, William, > 1564-1616 > Criticism and interpretation > History > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Table of Contents:
- 1. The idea of the hand in Shakespeare's world
- 2. Manners and beauty: The social hand
- 3. 'Lively action': Gesture in early modern performance
- 4. Gesture in Shakespeare's narrative art
- 5. 'Let lips do what hands do' : Shakespeare's sense of touch
- 6. Amputation: The spectacle of dismemberment in Shakespeare's theatres.