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Members specializing in Body Language:

Anne James

Adam Noble


Barbara Sellers-Young


Bob Feldman

Belinda Mello

Catherine Madden


Colum Morgan

Denise Rinehart

Davis Robinson

Elizabeth Parks

Elizabeth Mozer

Erick Wolfe

Christopher Beaulieu


Margo Kopec

Joann Browning

Jeff Casazza

Jeffrey Lambdin

Joe Herrera

Jess Prichard

Joan Schirle

Kevin Inouye

Kate Meehan

Kali Quinn


Emily Davis

micaela miranda

Marianne Kubik

Matthew R. Wilson

Nick Erickson

Penny Maas

Eliza Ladd

Rebekah Lane

Alison Henderson

Rachelle Tsachor


Sandi Carroll

Sarah Barker

Sheila Kerrigan

Stefan Sittig

Robyn Berg

Tamala Bakkensen

T. Anthony Marotta

Terry Glaser

Jeremiah Black

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Yo-El Cassell

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Bibliography for Body Language

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  • Argelander, Ronald. “Scott Burton’s Behavior Tableaux (1970-72),” The Drama Review. 17(no. 3, 1973): 109-113.
  • Ashcraft, Norman and Albert E. Schflen. People Space. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press, 1976. Body language and its meanings in public and private spaces.
  • Axelrod, Alan. Putting Yourself Across: The Complete Guide to Power Words, Phrases & Body Language. Paramus/Prentice Hall, 1997. ISBN 0132425386
  • Axtell, Roger. Gestures: The Do’s & Taboos of Body Language Around the World. NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997. ISBN 0471183423
  • Bacon, Wallace and Robert Breen. Language as Experience. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1969. “to learn something about an object, it is necessary to assume the attitude of the object” in chapter on “Language and Literature: Nonverbal Action.”
  • Barrault, Jean-Louis. “Concerning Gestures,” in The Theatre of Jean-Louis Barrault. New York: Hill and Wang, 1961. Against excessive and pointless gesture, by a mime turned actor.
  • Benedetti, Robert. “Acting is Moving,” Newsletter of the Stage Movement and Dance Project. 1(May 1972).
  • Best, David. Philosophy and Human Movement. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1978.
  • ________. Expression in Movement and the Arts. London: Lepus Books, Henry Kimpton Publishers, 1974.
  • Birdwhistell, Ray L. Kinesics and Context: Essays on Body Motion Communication. New York: Ballantine, 1972. A scientist looks at human expression.
  • Blackmuir, R. P. Language as Gesture. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1952.
  • Campbell, Douglas G., M.D. “Posture, A Gesture Towards Life,” Physiotherapy Review. 15(no. 2, 1935).
  • ________. “Your Actions Speak So Loudly . . .” Impulse Magazine. 1954.
  • Craft, Michael. Body Language. NY: Kensington Publishing Co. ISBN 1575664194
  • Critchley, Macdonald. Silent Language. London: Butterworth, 1975. Gestures in theatre, dance, daily life, occupations.
  • Cundiff, Merlyn. Kinesics: The Power of Silent Command. W. Nyack, NY: Parker Publishing Co., 1972.
  • Cutler, A. “Abstract Body Language: Documenting Women’s Bodies in Theatre.” New Theatre Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 54 (May 1998), pp.111-118.
  • Darwin, Charles. The Expression of the Emotions in Men and Animals. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1965.
  • Davis, Flora. Inside Intuition: What We Know About Nonverbal Communication. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1973.
  • Davis, Martha. Body Movement and Nonverbal Communication: An Annotated Bibliography, 1971-1981. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1982. Sequel to Understanding Body Movement.
  • ________, ed. Interaction Rhythms. New York: Human Sciences Press, 1982.
  • ________. Towards Understanding the Intrinsic in Body Movement. Salem, NH: Ayer Co. Publishers, 1975. Body language touching on many fields, including drama, dance and mime.
  • ________. Understanding Body Movement: An Annotated Bibliography. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1972.
  • Ekman, Paul. “The Universal Smile: Face Muscles Talk Every Language,” Psychology Today. 9(September 1975): 35-39. Many facial expressions are read the same around the world.
  • Fast, Julius. Body Language. NY: Fine Communications, 1994. ISBN 1567310044
  • Ferguson, Suanne. Dancing Across the Curriculum: Learning Through Expression & Natural Movement. Fairfield: Pencil Point Press, Inc., 1997. ISBN 1881641694
  • Garrison, Jeffrey G. Body Language. NY: Kodansha America, Inc., 1991. ISBN 0870119559
  • Graves, Russell. “The Nature of Mime,” Educational Theatre Journal. 10(May 1978). Mimetic basis of speech; communicative effort.
  • Guthrie, R. Dale. Body Hot Spots. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1976. See charts using actors to show a scale of “social organs.”
  • Hadar, U. and B. Butterworth. “Iconic Gestures, Imagery, and World Retrieval in Speech.” Semiotica, Vol. 115, No.1-2 (1997), pp.147-172.
  • Hall, Edward. Beyond Culture. New York: Doubleday, 1976.
  • ________. The Hidden Dimension. New York: Anchor, 1969.
  • ________. The Silent Language. Garden City, NY: Anchor, 1969.
  • Harrison, Randall. “Body Language and Nonverbal Communication,” in Theatrical Movement, A Bibliographical Anthology. Bob Fleshman, ed. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1986.
  • Holding, Dennis. Human Skills. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1989.
  • James, William T. “A Study of the Expression of Bodily Posture,” Journal of General Psychology. 7(1932): 405-37.
  • Kelly, V. “Melancholy Within and Without: Pascal and Body Language.” Romance Notes, Vol. 35, No. 3 (Spring 1995), pp.255-269.
  • Key, Mary Ritchie. Non-Verbal Communication: A Research Guide and Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1977. Comprehensive; on arts and performance, culture, daily life, notation, animals, etc.
  • ________. Paralanguage and Kinesics. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1975.
  • Kirby, E. T. “Delsarte: Three Frontiers,” The Drama Review. 15(March 1972): 55-69.
  • Knapp, Mark L. Nonverbal Communication in Human Interaction. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1972. A broad overview with extensive bibliography.
  • Kurban, Michael J. Face & Body Language. Chicago: Libra Press, 1993. ISBN 0938863215
  • Kurtz, Ron and Hector Prestera. The Body Reveals: What Your Body Says About You. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1984. 0-06-250488-6
  • Lamb, Warren and Elizabeth Watson. Body Code: The Meaning in Movement. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Book Company, 1987. A system of movement/character analysis based on effort-shape.
  • Lambert, David. Body Language. London: William Collins Sons & Co., Ltd., 1996. ISBN 0004709187
  • Lewis, David. The Body Language of Children: How Children Talk Before They Can Speak. Chicago: Independent Publishers Group, 1996. ISBN 0285633368
  • Lewis, Hedwig. Body Language: A Guide for Professionals. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 1998. ISBN 0761992340
  • Lowen, Alexander. The Language of the Body. New York: MacMillan, 1971.
  • Lustig, Myron and Jolene Koester. Intercultural Competence. New York: Harper/Collins Collete Publishers, 1992.
  • Marlowe, Julia. “The Eloquence of Silence,” in Actors on Acting. New York: Crown, 1949.
  • McConnel, Joan. Ballet and Body Language. New York: n.p., 1977.
  • Mehrabian, Albert. Silent Messages. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1971.
  • Miller, Jonathan. “Plays and Players,” in Non-Verbal Communication, Robert A. Hinde, ed. London: Cambridge University Press, 1977. Theatre and semiotics.
  • Morris, Desmond. Manwatching. New York: Abrams, 1982. A “field guide” to human behavior.
  • ________. and Peter Collett, Peter Marsh, and Marie O’Shaughnessy. Gestures. New York: Stein & Day, 1979. Origins and distribution of gestures in Europe.
  • Nelson, Nigel. Body Talk. New York: Thomson Learning, 1993.
  • Pardo, T. Earl. “Language of the Body,” Quarterly Journal of Speech Education. 9(June 1923): 252-58.
  • Pavis, Patrice. Language of the Stage. New York: PAJ Publishers, 1982. Essays in the semiotics of theatre, including gesture and body language; reflection on the notation of theatrical performance.
  • Quilliam, Susan. Sexual Body Talk: Understanding the Body Language of Attraction from First Glance to Sexual Happiness. Upland: Diane Publishing Company, 1998. ISBN 0788156470
  • Quilliam, Susan. Body Language Secrets. San Francisco: Thorsons, 1998. ISBN 0722535333
  • Robson, Pam. Body Language. Danbury: Franklin Watts Inc., 1997. ISBN 0531144682
  • Rosenthal, R., et al. “Body Talk and Tone of Voice: The Language Without Words,” Psychology Today. Vol. 8.
  • Ruesch, Jurgen and Wilson Kees. Nonverbal Communication. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1964. All forms: gesture, movement, signs, objects, etc.
  • Scheflen, Albert. How Behavior Means. New York: J. Aronson, 1974.
  • Sonesson, G. “The Multiple Bodies of Man: Project for a Semiotics of the Body.” Degres- Revue de Synthese a Orientation Semiologique, No. 74 (Summer 1993).
  • Spiegel, John and Pavel Machotka. Messages of the Body. New York: Free Press, 1974. Includes some material on theatre, art, and body language.
  • Steele, R. Don. Body Language Secrets: A Guide During Courtship and Dating. Whittier: Steel Balls Press, 1997. ISBN 0962067164
  • Wainwright, Gordon R. Body Language. Lincolnwood: N T C/Contemporary Publishing Co., 1995. ISBN 0844239097
  • Whiting, H. T. A. “Toward a Cognitive Psychology of Human Movement,” in Theatrical Movement: A Bibliographical Anthology, Bob Fleshman, ed. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, 1986.
  • Wolfgang, Aron, ed. Non-verbal Behavior: Application and Cultural Implications. New York: Academic Press, 1979.
  • Wundt, Wilhelm. The Language of Gestures. The Hague and Paris: Mouton, 1973. Forms of general communication: ethnic, the deaf, graphic art, and pictography.
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