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The Art of Gesture

March 3rd, 2013

Episode 10 of 99 episodes

How much of communication is in what you say? It’s actually less than half. The Romans knew this; they had a whole language of gesture for public speaking. Renaissance and Baroque theatre also used a complex system of body language. How is non-verbal communication being taught today? And why do footballers and tennis players gesticulate much more than they used to?

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