This book is written for the actor and fight director.
Author: Robert Najarian
Publisher: CRC Press
The Art of Unarmed Stage Combat is your guide to the principles and techniques of theatrical violence, combining detailed discussions of the mechanics of stage fighting with the nuances of acting decisions to make fighting styles reflect character and story. Expert Fight Director Robert Najarian offers never-before-published games and exercises that will allow you to develop the skills and concepts for performing violence for stage and screen. This title utilizes a unique system of training techniques that result in stage violence that is both physically engaging for you as a performer, while remaining viscerally engaging for the audience.
This book is an introduction to the basics of stage combat in the area of unarmed combat.
Author: Andrew Ashenden
This book is an introduction to the basics of stage combat in the area of unarmed combat. It holds enough information to give students an understanding of the subject, as well as how to perform some of the more simple "tricks of the trade." The importance of the safety involved in performing stage combat is also discussed.
4 Refer to the DVD video series titled Unarmed Stage Combat I: Learning the
Basics, Unarmed Stage Combat 2: Perfecting the Fundamentals, and Unarmed
Stage Combat 3: Mastering the Techniques by SAFD Fight Masters David S.
Author: Christopher DuVal
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The art of armed and unarmed stage combat thrills actors and audiences alike the world over. This book details many of the foundational techniques used by actors studying stage combat and actor-movement disciplines. A variety of specific training exercises are described that connect the actor's imagination to a cohesive and meaningful actor-training curriculum – integrating stage combat with the actor's process of developing a fully embodied awareness of the physical life of the character. Developing physical awareness and dexterity is an essential component of an actor's training and rehearsal processes. Engagement, connection, the ability to listen and respond with authenticity, clarity, flexibility, intentionality, tactical response, variety are all helpful aspects for the actor studying combat movement. With practical exercises and expert advice, Stage Combat Arts allows the actor to further hone their emotional connection and extension, breath and voice, intention and focus, movement and freedom, and their ability to connect physically to imagery and text – disciplines that are at the foundation of actor-training – all through the art of combat movement.
... are Christopher DuVal, Stage Combat Arts: An Integrated Approach to Acting,
Voice and Text Work Video (London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016) and
Robert Najarian, The Art of Unarmed Stage Combat (New York: Focal Press,
Author: Nicole Potter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In this updated rich resource for actors, renowned movement teachers and directors reveal the physical skills needed for the stage and the screen. Readers will gain remarkable insights into the physical skills and techniques used in a wide variety of performance styles through ready-to-use exercises and approaches. Included in this new edition are chapters covering: Stage combat Yoga for actors Martial arts Body-mind centering Authentic movement Bartenieff fundamentals Grotowski-based movement Those who want to pursue serious training will be able to consult the appendix for listings of the best teachers and schools in the country. This inspiring collection is a must-read for all actors, directors, and teachers of theater looking for stimulation and new approaches. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
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Author: Brian LeTraunik
A History of Contemporary Stage Combat chronicles the development of stage combat from the origins of the Society of British Fight Directors in 1969 to the modern day. Featuring interviews with some of the pioneers of this art form, the book analyzes how stage combat developed in response to the needs of the industry and the changing social mores in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, the European Continent, Australia, and New Zealand. It also explores the quality of theatrical weaponry, as well as outcropping of stage combat such as intimacy design and theatrical jousting. A History of Contemporary Stage Combat is an excellent resource for actors, directors, stage combatants, theatre historians, and anyone with a love of action on stage and film.
In 1949, scientist and mathematician Dr Jacob Bronowski installs a hidden, locked room in his house.Fifty years later, his grandson discovers the secrets contained in the room, unearthing echoes from across six million years of human ...
Author: Roger Bartlett
'This is a book about how to beat the living daylights out of another human being safely...' Roger Bartlett - professional fight director and Master Teacher for the British Academy of Stage & Screen Combat - leads you through everything you need to know in order to create and perform unarmed stage fights that are compelling, realistic and, above all, safe. Starting with the essential concepts, including Victim Control and Reversal of Energy, you will learn how to perform all of the following moves: Slapping Punching Kicking Strangling Pulling and Pushing Falling Locking Blocking Each technique is clearly described, extensively illustrated, and accompanied by online videos demonstrating it in slow motion and at full speed. Also included are chapters on understanding and conveying your character's pain, and creating and rehearsing your own fight sequence. For those already trained in stage combat, it will serve as a comprehensive reminder of what you have learned, and supplement your ongoing training. For amateur, fringe and student companies, the book offers a thorough understanding of the practicalities of staging a fight, but also helps you to recognise when you may need to call upon the services of a qualified professional. Whatever your current level of experience, Stage Combat: Unarmed is the essential book for directors, actors, students and teachers, or indeed anyone looking to incorporate safe, effective stage fights into their productions.
This book addresses the beginning stage manager specifically.
Author: Doris Schneider
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Reflecting not only the author's theories and experience but the prior input of dozens of other stage managers, fight choreographers, pyrotechnicians, and directors, this text is a long-overdue introduction to the art of stage managing. It provides the guidelines and instructions needed by a beginning stage manager and provides 40 forms to help organize time and activities as well as a notation system to minimize difficulty with blocking and to make blocking notes more readable.
Want to survive a real streetfight?
Author: Sammy Franco
Want to survive a real streetfight? The fancy leaping kicks and pre-planned responses taught in traditional martial arts will not work on today's city streets. Discover Contemporary Fighting Arts, a hard-hitting combat system that ends streetfights quickly.
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work . ... Further Resources The Society of American Fight Directors A nonprofit
membership organization dedicated to safety and excellence in the art of stage
combat . ... and contact members for information . http://www.ssdc.org The
Complete Unarmed Stage Combat DVD Series Available from First Light Video
Author: S. J. Stratford
Publisher: Checkmark Books
Explains the steps to starting a career in the entertainment industry, with suggestions on how to market and hone existing skills and advice on issues that face different age groups.
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fighting spirit . For some students ... Many of these students first get involved with
stage - combat instruction out of a real love for swords rather than a great interest
in theater or acting . ... Where stage - combat avoids contact , a martial art seeks
contact . . skilled unarmed fighter or martial artist merely by the practice 276
Author: John Clements
From the author of Renaissance Swordsmanship comes the most comprehensive and historically accurate view ever of the lost fighting arts of Medieval knights, warriors and men-at-arms. Based on years of extensive training and research in the use of European swords, it contains highly effective fighting techniques for the sword, sword & shield, long-sword, great-sword, pole-arm and more. And with more than 200 illustrations and rare historical documents, it is a scholarly reference as well as a hands-on training guide for martial artists of all levels.
This is a practical manual covering all elements of stage combat - armed and unarmed - which lead up to Stage Fight Performance certification.
Author: Wolf Christian
This is a practical manual covering all elements of stage combat - armed and unarmed - which lead up to Stage Fight Performance certification. The perfect supplement to all courses, workshops and classes, The Stage Combat Handbook is also the perfect aide memoire for anyone who has ever taken a class in stage combat. Starting with a detailed warm-up section and working through the most fundamental techniques, such as Reversal of Energy and Footwork the Handbook guides you to head-butts and counter-parries. Whatever level you are at you will find something new and informative in its pages.