Hamlet - How does costume affect body language?
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The court in this production of Hamlet wear stiff formal attire which restricts their posture and movements. In turn, this physical restriction affects their behaviour.
Actor Toby Stephens, who plays Hamlet, explains how the clothing he wears in the production affects his movements and how change More…s in costume can indicate madness.
This video is from the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2004 production of Hamlet.