Our lives, like art, are messy, bedraggled and riddled with chaotic uncertainties. We are the faithful representations of a world gone wrong. An art of imperfection in every sense.
Part 1 of a 3-part series which defines and asserts the necessity of Fight Dramaturgy. It seeks to justify a historical approach to staging combat in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and traces the development of personal armed defense as taught by Elizabethan Masters to the modern era of representational violence in the Theatre
Do you really need to hire a Fight Director? After all, we’ve seen Braveheart, Gladiator, and Troy, so can’t you just fake it? Besides, you’re pretty sure that they’re expensive and it would take time away from the “real” rehearsals, right? Here are ten things your production team may want to consider before taking action.
We live in an angry world. From terrorist attacks to political protests, our daily headlines are smattered with stories of human atrocities that instill both fear and anger. War, economic uncertainty, social unrest, persecution and human suffering have become all-too-familiar concepts in our modern world.