Switching to the Officer's Model-style I had the Dead Man's Hand
A respectful dissent from the conclusions of John Russell Brown, particularly concerning act 4, scene 1, the scene in which the crazed Ferdinand offers the Duchess a dead man's hand
, produces the quietly triumphant conclusion that "the steady, overall illumination of the amphitheaters and halls, far from imposing a restriction on the actors and playwrights, meant that even in scenes of pretended darkness, the audience could see and respond to the visual media of the actors' craft" (232).
A SURGEON who transplanted a dead man's hand
on to a living patient has branded him a liar.
Scratch the surface of the lingo and you find poker lore if not history: claim the pot with "a dead man's hand
," and you conjure Wild Bill Hickok, who was holding a full house of aces over eights (three aces and two eights) when a bullet rendered him poker's first tabletop fatality.
Dead Man's Hand
is cowboy bop and Dragonfly is a hippy shake on bad acid.
Ever since, aces and eights have been known as the dead man's hand
Dead Man's Hand
, Alnwick Theatre Club, Alnwick Playhouse (until Sat) (01665) 510785;
The New Zealander, who lost his hand in a saw accident while in prison, claimed the new hand he was given from a motorcyclist who died in an accident felt like a dead man's hand
In Dead Man's Hand
, players step into the boots of El Tejon, a master gunslinger riding with one of the roughest gangs in the West, known as The Nine.
He had to wait for hours with a dead man's hand
draped around his shoulder before rescuers managed to reach him.
LAST-MINUTE preparations are being made for Bedworth Theatre Company's latest play, Dead Man's Hand
, which will be performed at Bedworth Arts Centre tomorrow and Saturday at 7.