Shakespeare’s Plays: The Power of Gestures

Not Just the Tudors

Shakespeare’s Plays: The Power of Gestures

When we think of Shakespeare, we mostly think of language. But what about gesture and other forms of nonverbal communication – from thumb-biting in Romeo and Juliet to Pistol giving “the fig of Spain” in Henry V? Do gestures say something specific about the gendering of guilt and shame?

In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, rounding up her series for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb takes a look at this fascinating topic with theatre scholar Dr. Miranda Faye Thomas.

This episode was edited by Joseph Knight and produced by Rob Weinberg.

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