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The Resource The hand on the Shakespearean stage : gesture, touch and the spectacle of dismemberment, Farah Karim-Cooper

The hand on the Shakespearean stage : gesture, touch and the spectacle of dismemberment, Farah Karim-Cooper

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The hand on the Shakespearean stage : gesture, touch and the spectacle of dismemberment
Title
The hand on the Shakespearean stage
Title remainder
gesture, touch and the spectacle of dismemberment
Statement of responsibility
Farah Karim-Cooper
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Page 4 of cover
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Karim-Cooper, Farah
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Arden Shakespeare
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  • Hand in literature
  • Dismemberment in literature
  • Gesture in literature
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
Label
The hand on the Shakespearean stage : gesture, touch and the spectacle of dismemberment, Farah Karim-Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The idea of the hand in Shakespeare's world -- Manners and beauty: The social hand -- 'Lively action': Gesture in early modern performance -- Gesture in Shakespeare's narrative art -- 'Let lips do what hands do' : Shakespeare's sense of touch -- Amputation: The spectacle of dismemberment in Shakespeare's theatres
Control code
ocn919858165
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781474234276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The hand on the Shakespearean stage : gesture, touch and the spectacle of dismemberment, Farah Karim-Cooper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The idea of the hand in Shakespeare's world -- Manners and beauty: The social hand -- 'Lively action': Gesture in early modern performance -- Gesture in Shakespeare's narrative art -- 'Let lips do what hands do' : Shakespeare's sense of touch -- Amputation: The spectacle of dismemberment in Shakespeare's theatres
Control code
ocn919858165
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781474234276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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