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Cincinnati Arts Association: Stage Combat and More
If you are going to be involved in any stage combat, this is the information you’ll need! This PDF file from the Cincinnati Arts Association
was produced as a study guide to accompany a workshop on stage combat put on by one of very few certified female teachers in the Society of American Fight Directors. Learn about safety techniques, techniques for sword play, find diagrams for footwork, and diagrams of swords. The vocabulary list is exhaustive, as is the list of plays that include some sort of fighting or combat. Practice what you’ve learned with the activities. Even if you are not involved in stage combat, just reading through this guide will increase your appreciation of what happens on the stage.