Stage Combat



Specialized techniques for armed and unarmed conflict giving the illusion of physical combat without causing harm to the performers.

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Members specializing in Stage Combat:

Adam Alexander

adamalexander212@gmail.com

Aaron Black

aaronblack1@gmail.com

alexis black

alexisblack@me.comwww.alexisblack.net

Annmarie Kelly Davis

annmariedavis@comcast.net

Adam Noble

nobledynamic@gmail.comhttp://www.uh.edu/class/theatre-and-dance/
http://www.uh.edu/class/theatre-and-dance/about/faculty/index.php

Bruce Lecure

BLecure@miami.edu

Brian LeTraunik

brian.letraunik@gmail.comwww.brianletraunik.weebly.com

Bradford Oxnam

bradoxnam@yahoo.comwww.bradoxnam.com

Christopher Duval

c.duval@utah.edu

Chaya Gordon-Bland

Chaya.Gordon-Bland@usd.eduwww.usd.edu/fine-arts/theatre/chaya-gordon-bland.cfm
www.sdshakespearefestival.org

Chelsea Pace

chelsea.pace@ndsu.eduwww.chelseapace.com

Cara Rawlings

crawlings@vt.edu

Danette Baker

danette@danettemariebaker.comwww.danettemariebaker.com

David Barker

davidbarker@asu.eduwww.davidbarker.org

Dan O'Driscoll

Dan35051@aol.comwww.swordandtherose.com

David Reed

davidandreed@yahoo.comdavidreed-director.com

Davis Robinson

drobinso@bowdoin.eduwww.beaujest.com
www.bowdoin.edu

Ezra LeBank

ezralebank@gmail.comwww.gocurbside.com
www.bossyflyer.com

Enric Ortuno

enricortuo@gmail.comwww.enricortuno.com

Erick Wolfe

erick@erickwolfe.comwww.erickwolfe.com

Frank Delaney

frank@franklyndelaney.comwww.franklyndelaney.com

Christopher Beaulieu

creativelyindie@gmail.comhttp://creativelyindependent.net

Margo Kopec

margo@goinspired.comwww.goinspired.com

Greg Webster

gregory.webster@uconn.edu

Jeff A.R. Jones

jarjones@nc.rr.com

Jonathan Becker

jkbecker@bsu.eduwww.Theater-Masks.com

Jill Carlson

carlsonj@ecu.edu

Jeff Fazakerley

jeff.fazakerley@cui.edu23 Meadowgrass

Jess Prichard

jessprichard@gmail.comwww.jessprichard.com

Jeff MIlls

jmproboscis@gmail.comwww.jmproboscis.com

Kurt Heinlein

KurtHeinlein@missouristate.eduhttp://theatreanddance.missouristate.edu/KurtHeinlein.aspx
http://theatreanddance.missouristate.edu/KurtHeinlein.aspx

Jonathan Cole

jcole@willamette.eduhttp://www.revengearts.com
http://www.wutheatre.com

Kevin Inouye

kevin@kevininouye.comwww.kevininouye.com
www.fightdesigner.com

Luke Eddy

luke.eddy7@gmail.com

Lisa Bohn

lisabohn@mac.com

Laura Rikard

laurarikard@mac.comwww.laurarikard.com
www.laurarikardandassociates.com

Marie Percy

marie.percy@uconn.eduvisualizingspaceharmony.com

Joseph Matyas

matyas.joe@gmail.com

Matthew Bowdren

mbowdren@gmail.com

Matt Franta

matt@mattfranta.comwww.MattFranta.com

Mark Hardiman

mark@mhardiman.com

Marianne Kubik

mmk4g@virginia.edu

Mark Monday

mmonday@kent.eduwww.greatlakesmichaelchekhovconsortium.com
www.markmonday.com

Michael Mueller

mjmueller3@gmail.comwww.mjmueller3.com

Matthew R. Wilson

WilsonMatthewR@gmail.commatthewrwilson.com
factionoffools.org

Nick Erickson

nickwe@lsu.edutheatre.lsu.edu

Parke Fech

parkeafech@gmail.com5500 Wissahickon Ave

Rich Rand

richrand@purdue.eduwww.richrand.com

Rachael Swartz

rswartz08@gmail.comwww.rachaelswartz.com

Robert Ruffin

ruffinrobert@gmail.com

SAFD Secretary

secretary@safd.orgwww.safd.org

Slade Billew

billewbs@sfasu.edu

Sara Romersberger

sromer@mail.smu.eduhttp://www.smu.edu/Meadows/AreasOfStudy/Theatre/Faculty/RomersbergerSara

Stefan Sittig

stefan.sittig@gmail.comwww.stefansittig.com
www.umuc.edu

Robyn Berg

professorrobynberg@gmail.comrobynberg.com

T. Anthony Marotta

NakedMasks@TAnthonyMarotta.comwww.tanthonymarotta.com

Zane Whitney

theatre.generalist10@gmail.comwww.tcftt.org
www.facebook.com/ZaneAWhitneyJr

Therese Crews

tcrews@clcillinois.edu

David Weber

vidweber@gmail.comwww.davidrweber.com

Yarit Dor

yaritdor16@gmail.comwww.yarit-dor.com

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Bibliography for Stage Combat

Print Sources
  • Anglo, Sydney. the Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000.
  • Aylward, J. D. The English Master of Arms. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1956.
  • Baldick, Robert. The Duel. London: Chapman and Hall, 1965. (Reprinted by London: Hamlyn Publishing Group, Ltd., 1970. 0-600- 32837-6)
  • Billacois, Francois. The Duel: Its Rise & Fall in Early Modern France. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990. 0-300-04028-8
  • Boushey, David. “The Art of Stage Fighting,” ATA Theatre News, Vol. IX, no. 1.
  • Callahan, John M. “Painless Stage Violence,” ATA Theatre News. Vol. IX, no. 5.
  • Castle, Egerton. Schools and Masters of Fence: From the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1969.
  • Clements, John. Medieval Swordsmanship. Boulder, CO: Paladin Press, 1998.
  • ________. Renaissance Swordsmanship. Boulder, CO: Paladin Press, 1997.
  • Draeger, Donn F. and R. W. Smith. Asian Fighting Arts. Palo Alto, CA: Kodansha International, 1969. Illustrated. Origins, methods.
  • Frick, John W., editor. Theatre Symposium: A Publication of the Southeastern Theatre Conference. Volume 7. AL: Southeastern Theatre Conference and the University of Alabama Press, 1999. ISBN 0-8173-0887-3 Eleven articles covering topics such as Staging Violence, Culture and Violence, Rhetorical and Historical Perspectives, and Violence on the Fringes of Acceptability.
  • Garret, Maxwell R., Emmanuil G. Kaidanov and Gil A. Pezza. Foil, Saber, and Epee Fencing: Skills, Safety, Operations, and Responsibilities. PA: Penn State Press, 1994. ISBN 0271010193 Includes photos and exercises.
  • Girard, Dale Anthony. Actors on Guard: A Practical Guide for the Use of the Rapier and Dagger for Stage and Screen. New York: Theatre Arts Books, Routledge, 1996. 0-87830-058-9 Use of the Elizabethan rapier and dagger (with illustrations), history of swordplay, and technical pointers on buying and caring for a sword.
  • Hobbs, William. Fight Direction for Stage and Screen. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2003. 0-435-08680-4 Revised Edition.
  • ________. Stage Combat: The Action to the Words. London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1980.
  • ________. Stage Fight. New York: Theatre Arts Books, 1967. Swords, firearms, fisticuffs and slapstick.
  • Howell, Jonathan. Stage Fighting, a Practical Guide. Wiltshire: Crowood Press, 2008. 978-1-84797-046-6.
  • Hutton, A. The Sword and the Centuries. Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle, 1980.
  • Jackson, James L. Three Elizabethan Fencing Manuals. Delmar, NY: Scholars’ Facsimiles and Reprints, 1972. 0-8201-1107-4
  • Lane, Richard. Swashbuckling: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Art of Stage Combat. Limelight Editions, 1999. ISBN 0879100915
  • Martinez, J. D. Combat Mime: A Non-Violent Approach to Stage Violence. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1982; reprint, 1992. 0-88229-809-7 Combat techniques fully illustrated.
  • ________. The Swords of Shakespeare. NC: McFarland & Co., 1995. 0-88950-959-2
  • McAsh, F. Braun. Fight Choreopgraphy: A Practical Guide for Stage, Film, and Television. Wiltshire: Crowood Press, 2011. 978-1847972231
  • Morton, E. D. Martini A-Z of Fencing. London: Queen Anne Press, n. d. 356-154394
  • Nichols, Richard. “Empty-Handed Combat in the Actor Training Program,” in Movement for the Actor, Lucille Rubin, ed. New York: Drama Book Specialists, 1980.
  • Oakeshott, Ewart R. European Weapons and Armor. North Hollywood, CA: Beinfeld Pub., Inc., 1980. 0-917714-27-X
  • Palffy-Alpar, Julius. Sword and Masque. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis, 1967.
  • Ratti, O. & A. Westbrook. Secrets of the Samurai. Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle, Co., Inc., 1992. 0-8048-1684-0
  • Richards, Jeffrey. Swordsmen of the Screen. London: n. p., 1977.
  • Tobler, Christian Henry, trans. and interpreter. Secrets of German Medieval Swordsmanship. n. c.: Chivalry Bookshelf, 2001.
  • Suddeth, J. Allen. Fight Directing for the Theatre. NH: Heinemann, 1996. Safety, staging fights, acting the fight, arming the fight, stage blood, and firearm safety.
  • Suino, Nicklaus. The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship: A Manual of Eishin-Ryu Iaido. New York: Weatherhill, 1994. 0-8348-0300-3
  • ________. Practice Drills for Japanese Swordsmanship. NY: Weatherhill, 1995. ISBN 0834803399 Practice drills with diagrams.
  • Swetnam, Joseph. The Schole of the Noble and Worthy Science of Defence. London: Printed by Nickolas Okes, 1616.
  • Szabo, Laszlo and Corvina Kiado. Fencing and the Master, trans. by Gyula Gulyas. Budapest: Franklin Printing House, 1982. 9631312755
  • Talhoffer, Hans. Medieval Combat, trans. and ed. by Mark Rector. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2000.
  • Thimm, Carl Albert. A Complete Bibliography of Fencing and Dueling. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1968. From the middle ages to 1896.
  • Tarassuk, Leonid and Claude Blair, eds. The Complete Encyclopedia of Arms and Weapons. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982. 0-671-42257-X
  • Tarassuk, Leonid. Parrying Daggers and Poniards. Blue Diamond, NV: The Society of American Fight Directors, 1987.
  • Turner, Craig and Tony Soper. Methods and Practice of Elizabethan Swordplay. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1990. 0-8093-1562-9
  • Wise, Arthur. The Art and History of Personal Combat. London: Hugh Evelyn Ltd., 1971.
  • ________. Weapons in the Theatre. London: Longmans & Green, 1968. Antiquity to 18th century; how to handle scenes of violence for stage, film, TV., etc.
  • Wise, Arthur and Derek Ware. Stunting in the Cinema. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1973.
  • Wright, Louis B. Stage Dueling in the Elizabethan Theatre in the Seventeenth Century Stage, ed. By G. E. Bentley. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1968.
  • Zabinski, Gregorz with Barthomiej Walczak. Codex Wallerstein. Boulder, CO: Paladin Press, 2002
Audio/Visual Sources
  • Boushey, David. Combat for the Stage and Screen.  Three videos covering Medieval Weaponry, Elizabethan Weaponry, and Unarmed Combat. Call 205-290-9973.
  • ________. The Stage Fight Director. 1-883779-08-1 Video. Call 1-800-456-8285.
  • Leong, David S. and J. Allen Suddeth. Unarmed Stage Combat Series. Produced by Combat Masters, Intl. Three videos: Learning the Basics; Perfecting the Fundamentals; and Mastering the Techniques. Call 1-800-456-8285.
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