Actors on Guard

Author: Dale Anthony Girard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135858063
Format: PDF, ePub
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Actors on Guard is the most comprehensive and detailed book on the art of theatrical swordplay available today. It provides the reader with the historical, theoretical and practical basis for learning, practicing and presenting theatrical sword fights. Focusing specifically on the Elizabethan rapier and dagger (the most popular weapons used in stage fights), Actors on Guard provides actors, directors, teachers, stage managers and technicians the skills and knowledge essential to presenting safe and effective fights, both for stage and screen.

Swashbuckling

Author: Richard J. Lane
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879100919
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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(Limelight). The ultimate guide to stage fighting technique and basic swordplay, this book covers everything an actor must do to give a dynamic and convincing performance as a stage combatant. "[This book] is more than a manual... A necessity! Richard Lane's concepts are vital...'Why' and 'When' are explained and make 'How' easier to understand and execute...Read this, pay heed and you will avoid sin and suffering...I raise my sword on high and salute you, Richard. Well done!" Oscar F. Kolombatovich, former Fencing Master, Metropolitan Opera, New York, and Executive Secretary, Historical Fencing Society

Combat Mime

Author: J. D. Martinez
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 9780882298092
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book outlines in simple terms and illustrations how to safely create the illusions of unarmed stage violence. This book is intended for actors, directors, or stage managers who are new to stage violence, however experienced fight choreographers may find new techniques as well. This work aims to help prevent injuries related to stage fights.

Medieval Combat

Author: Hans Fahoffer
Publisher: Frontline Books
ISBN: 1473835178
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Talhoffer's professional fencing manual of 1467 illustrates the intricacies of the medieval art of fighting, covering both the 'judicial duel' (an officially sanctioned fight to resolve a legal dispute) and personal combat.??Combatants in the Middle Ages used footwork, avoidance, and the ability to judge and manipulate timing and distance to exploit and enhance the sword's inherent cutting and thrusting capabilities. These skills were supplemented with techniques for grappling, wrestling, kicking and throwing the opponent, as well as disarming him by seizing his weapon. Every attack contained a defence and every defence a counter-attack. Talhoffer reveals the techniques for wrestling, unarmoured fighting with the long sword, pole-axe, dagger, sword and buckler, and mounted combat. ??This unparalleled guide to medieval combat, illustrated with 268 contemporary images, provides a glimpse of real people fighting with skill, sophistication and ruthlessness. This is one of the most popular and influential manuals of its kind.