ISBN-10:
0809315629
ISBN-13:
9780809315628
Pub. Date:
06/28/1990
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Methods and Practice of Elizabethan Swordplay

Methods and Practice of Elizabethan Swordplay

by Craig Turner, Tony Soper

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809315628
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 06/28/1990
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 139
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Craig Turner is Associate Professor of Theater at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Tony Soper is an actor and fight director who has handled fight roles ranging from Shakespeare to samurai.

Table of Contents

Figures vii

Foreword Joseph Papp ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

1 The Elizabethan Fencing Masters 1

2 The Beginning of the Italian Invasion: Giacomo Di Grassi's True Arte 22

3 Vincentio Saviolo: His Practise in Two Bookes 52

4 The English Reply: George Silver and His Paradoxes of Defence 78

5 Elizabethan Swordplay Reconstructed 104

Notes 121

Bibliography 129

Index 135

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