Swashbuckling A Step-by-Step Guide to the Art of Stage Combat and Theatrical Swordplay

ISBN-10: 0879100915
ISBN-13: 9780879100919
Edition: 1999 (Revised)
Authors: Richard Lane
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 8.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

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

Introduction: Acting While in Actionp. 1
Combat and Theatre
"They Fight"p. 11
Your Role as Actor-Combatantp. 25
Getting to Know Your Swordp. 41
Getting Ready for Swordplayp. 59
Stage Fighting Technique and Basic Swordplay
Stretching and Warming Upp. 77
Staging Unarmed Combatp. 109
Swordfighting Footworkp. 131
Defensive Rapier Formsp. 147
Attack Rapier Formsp. 177
A Solo Rapier Formp. 199
Swashbuckling with Broadswordsp. 211
The Compleat Swashbuckler
Working with Fight Directorsp. 247
Swashbuckling and A Theatrical Careerp. 259
Appendices
Sample Fight Report Formsp. 271
Glossary of Stage Combat and Swordfighting Termsp. 275
Bibliographyp. 287
Further Readingp. 291
Instructional and Educational Videosp. 299
Safd Certified Teachers, Colleges, and Others Offering Stage Combat Trainingp. 301
The Stage Combat Mailing Listp. 322
Weapons, Props, and Costume Suppliersp. 323
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