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.
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.
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.
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.
... 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.
to be moved around by fight directors: they will produce better work if they
understand the mechanism making a technique work and when best to apply that
version, rather than simply just how to do a move. ... Stage combat is not a dead
Author: Philip d'Orleans
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Stage combat is a constantly evolving craft, responsive to the growing demands of an ever changing industry and an ever more perceptive audience. Experienced fight director, teacher and examiner Philip d'Orleans shows how to respond to this challenge through innovative techniques and original choreography. Unarmed Stage Combat explores the fundamental performance principles of violence on stage, before a dedicated series of chapters focus on over forty specific unarmed combat techniques, including non-contact slaps, punches, kicks and chokes as well as controlled contact and the illusion of falling. Each technique is beautifully illustrated with step-by-step photos and detailed practical guidance through the preparation, action and reaction to the movement, as well as the key safety principles, common pitfalls and staging variables. Supported by stunning fight photos from professional productions, this indispensable handbook is equally as valuable for beginners at the start of their career or preparing for their fight performance exam as it will be for seasoned professionals seeking to refresh their knowledge.
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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excellence in the art of stage combat . ... members for information . http://www.
ssdc.org The Complete Unarmed Stage Combat DVD Series Available from First
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.
William Hobbs has written his book as a guide to the inexperienced, so they are able to put their ideas into action more smoothly.
Author: William Hobbs
William Hobbs has written his book as a guide to the inexperienced, so they are able to put their ideas into action more smoothly. The author's aim is to promote a more professional attitude and way of thinking about the task of performing and arranging fights that will demonstrate the range of exciting challenges which are open to directors, actors and fight arrangers alike. Both amateurs and professionals will find the problems and dangers of stage combat dealt with by the author. There is a fully illustrated glossary of strokes, a chapter on battle scenes and mass fighting, and an account of how to arrange comic and symbolic fights and how to stage unarmed fights. The author explains his system of notation for recording the moves of a fight, and includes a 6short chapter on weapons. The final chapter covers slapstick - a deceptively simple art. Forewords by Laurence Olivier and Roman Polanski. The author's first fight direction was for Franco Zefferelli's Romeo and Juliet at the Old Vic and he was Fight Director to Olivier's National Theatre Company for 9 years. He has worked at the National Theatre with Peter Hall, the RSC, the Royal Opera House and the ENO and on many productions in Europe. His many TV productions include Olivier's King Lear and the recent BBC series, Clarissa. Fight direction on feature films includes Cyrano de Bergerac, Dangerous Liaisons, Hamlet, The Duellists, Excalibur and many others. He has just finished shooting the film Rob Roy."
Where stage - combat requires a theatrical sense , a martial art demands a
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.
The most useful of these workshops from a nonfinancial point of view are those in
a very narrow and specific skill : for actors , Tai Chi ( an oriental , unarmed martial
art ) or stage combat ( an occidental , armed martial craft ) ; for administrators ...
Author: Joann Green
Publisher: Harvard, Mass. : Harvard Common Press
Gives practical advice on choosing a site, running a theater, selecting plays, picking actors, directors, and crews, and handling publicity