Methods and Practice of Elizabethan Swordplay

Turner, Craig (eBook - 1990)
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Methods and Practice of Elizabethan Swordplay

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Examines the only three existing Elizabethan fencing manuals, drawing a picture of personal combat in England before 1600. The authors explore the cultural impact of the rapier, reconstruct typical Elizabethan swordplay, and offer suggestions to modern directors for achieving authenticity in staged swordplay. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Authors: Turner, Craig
Title: Methods and practice of Elizabethan swordplay
[electronic resource]
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1990
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxiv, 139 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Soper, Tony 1939-
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Alternate Title: Elizabethan swordplay
ISBN: 9780585112046
Branch Call Number: 796.86 Tu
Statement of Responsibility: Craig Turner and Tony Soper ; with a foreword by Joseph Papp
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-134) and index
Subject Headings: Dueling England History 16th century Fencing England History 16th century Swordplay England History 16th century Great Britain History Elizabeth, 1558-1603
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Topical Term: Dueling
Additional Physical Form Entry: Print version: Turner, Craig. Methods and practice of Elizabethan swordplay. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1990 0809315629 (DLC) 89006103 (OCoLC)19458099
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"More than a technical manual on swordplay, this book explores the influence of a new form of violence introduced into Elizabethan culture by the invention of the rapier. The authors examine the rapier’s influence on the various social classes, the clash between the traditional English fenci... Read More »

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