Methods and Practice of Elizabethan Swordplay

Turner, Craig

eBook - 1990
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Methods and Practice of Elizabethan Swordplay
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

Publisher: Carbondale :, Southern Illinois University Press,, [1990], ©1990
ISBN: 9780585112046
Branch Call Number: 796.86 Tu
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxiv, 139 pages) : illustrations
Alternate Title: Elizabethan swordplay


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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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