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Actors On Guard

Author: Dale Anthony Girard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135858136
Size: 52.91 MB
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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.


Author: Richard J. Lane
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879100919
Size: 19.37 MB
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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
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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.

Stage Fighting

Author: Jonathan Howell
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781847970466
Size: 39.31 MB
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Gewalt Und Anmut

Author: Mareen van Marwyck
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839412781
Size: 29.79 MB
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In der Literatur und Ästhetik um 1800 ist »Anmut« nicht nur Bewegungsschönheit und Ausdruck weiblicher Sittlichkeit. Sie ist, so zeigt diese Studie, zugleich eine Form der Ästhetisierung und Heroisierung weiblicher Gewalt. Als alternativer Topos zum männlich codierten Erhabenen etabliert sich in Texten wie Schillers »Jungfrau von Orleans« und Kleists »Penthesilea« eine Ästhetik graziöser Kampftänze, die bis zum zeitgenössischen Actionfilm die Inszenierung weiblichen Heldentums prägt. Die anmutige Gewaltästhetik stellt nicht nur eine prekäre Verschränkung bürgerlicher Weiblichkeit mit militärischem Handeln dar, sondern unterläuft zugleich die »doppelte Ästhetik« eines harmonischen Schönen und eines gewaltsamen Erhabenen. Die Aufhebung dieser Dualität steht jedoch nur scheinbar im Widerspruch zu den Theorien des 18. Jahrhunderts - sie ist vielmehr in den Anmutskonzeptionen selbst angelegt und wird zudem durch die Ästhetik der europäischen Fechtkunst vorbereitet. Mit einem diskursanalytischen Verfahren erforscht Mareen van Marwyck die gewaltästhetisierenden und -heroisierenden Mechanismen der Anmut und eröffnet damit eine neue Perspektive auf die Inszenierung weiblichen Heldentums und das Verhältnis von Gewalt und Ästhetik im ausgehenden 18. Jahrhundert.

Basics Of Stage Combat

Author: Andrew Ashenden
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1612331726
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The single sword is the most-used weapon on both stage and screen. The techniques used in single sword stage combat are derived from real combative methods used historically, and modified for acting. Basics of Stage Combat: Single Sword instructs the reader about the foundations of safe, skillful single sword use in theater, film, and television. Actors both wishing to refresh their old skills and those new to stage combat will learn how to parry with a sword, move with a sword, and perfect the various movements required of them to perform a safe and realistic stage combat scene. Basics of Stage Combat: Single Sword will also help drama students who are taking stage combat classes or stage combat exams gain the confidence to embrace the complexities of working with a sword. Among the swords discussed are the single rapier, sabre, and the eighteenth-century small sword; this book does not discuss broadsword techniques. Chapters provide illustration and instruction about thrusts, lunges, hand positions, advancing and retreating, passing steps, binds, beats, and cutting with the sword, as well as basic fighting positions. A brief fight choreography sequence is included at the conclusion of the book.