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The Textbook of Theatrical Combat ©
by Richard Pallaziol
A comprehensive manual that covers the needs of anyone who has to deal with violent props and violent actions on stage. It's all here in one volume. Or, as the subtitle puts it,
"a handbook for
stagecraft generals and footlight warriors;
A must-have book for every theatre.
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If you have ever wondered .....
What's a squib?
What is a buckler?
What is a demi-volte?
What is a poniard? A dirk?
How should I store my swords?
What exactly was a Musketeer?
How is a balestra-lunge performed?
How did an Elizabethan man walk?
Why can’t I find a retractable knife?
How can a .22 be larger than a .45?
Can a Tommy Gun fit in a violin case?
How do you sit when wearing a sword?
What is a correct bow for 1590? 1623?
Who should have guns for The Crucible?
How did Roman and Greek fighting differ?
Who wears a pistol in the Elizabethan period?
How can I realistically stage a punch to the face?
How do I fight with a quarterstaff? With a buckler?
What is double-action, lever action, or bolt action?
What’s the difference between a cap and a blank?
What kind of sword should be used for Brigadoon?
Why did boxers in the 1900’s fight the way they did?
How does a man of distinction stand in 1830? 1430?
What kind of dagger would a 1770’s nobleman wear?
Why did Civil War officers wear their pistols backwards?
Should I block with the edge of the blade or with the flat?
When do duelists begin to formally “salute” with the sword?
What is happening in the wager for Hamlet’s duel in Act V?
Why did the pirate on the rum bottle wear his sword "wrong"?
What exactly is the difference between a knife and a dagger?
What is the difference between a rifle, a musket, and a carbine?
Why are these half-load blanks louder than last year’s full loads?
What is the en guard for the rapier and dagger? For the smallsword?
.... then this is the book you have been waiting for.
The Textbook of Theatrical Combat© is, in a way, five books in one, covering different aspects of violent actions and violent props. More than just another stage combat book, it has invaluable information for the theatre professional. Whether you're a director, actor or technician, there is something here for you:
A brief and brisk history of weaponry and combatants: We take a trip through time and around the world to look at period style from the viewpoint of civilian and military fighting, helping the actor portray a complete character.
A Specialized Dictionary: from ahlspiess to zip gun.
The Nature of Violent Props: We examine the most common stage weapons, how they are made and how they should be operated and maintained.
The Acting of Angry Actions: a stage combat book in itself. A complete and detailed instruction of stage combat fight skills [unarmed, rapier and dagger, broadsword, quarterstaff] for the director and actor.
Specific Scenes in Some Common Plays: We've noticed that the same ninety-odd plays always seem to cause a bit of weapon confusion. We clear the air about what prop to use and what really happens in the scene.
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