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Combat in Context

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“Combat in Context”

Description:

Many stage combat workshops teach the various tricks of the trade but participants don’t often get to put them into practice.

“Combat in context” workshops will integrate the skills of stage combat at different levels with relevant texts and provide an opportunity for participants to perform what they have learnt.

Starting with the basics of unarmed combat and working up to use of weapons, including rapier and dagger for more experienced participants, the workshops will be educational, entertaining and fun.

We will explore a range of different fight situations in scenes from Shakespeare plays including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, As You like it and Macbeth and also take a look at some modern contexts and improvised scenarios.

No previous experience is necessary just a willingness to engage in some slapping, punching, hair-pulling, wrestling and full blown sword fighting – all in a friendly and very safe environment.