Synopses & Reviews
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
Swashbuckling is the ultimate guide to stage fighting technique and basic swordplay. In words and in pictures -- about 400 of them, almost all taken expressly for this large-format book -- it covers everything an actor must know and everything an actor must do to give a dynamic and convincing performance as a stage combatant. Covered in detail are weaponry, warm-up exercises, unarmed combat, footwork, defense and attack techniques, and working with fight directors.