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The Bartitsu Compendium, Volume II: Antagonistics
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IN 1899, E.W. Barton-Wright devised the martial art of Bartitsu as a process of cross-training between jujitsu, boxing, savate and stick fighting, designed to beat the fearsome street gangsters of... More > Edwardian London at their own game. The second volume of the Bartitsu Compendium provides resources towards continuing Barton-Wright’s experiments. It combines extensive excerpts from fifteen classic Edwardian-era self defence manuals, including well over four hundred illustrations.Volume II also offers an extensive collection of long-forgotten newspaper and magazine articles on Bartitsu exhibitions and contests; original articles on Bartitsu history and training; a complete course of Edwardian-era “physical culture” exercises; personality profiles, essays and more besides. The Bartitsu Compendium, Volume II is a must-have companion piece for the first volume in this series, and offers further fascinating insight into the world of “antagonistics” in Edwardian England.
Theory for learning the cane in 25 lessons
“If he had been a little less brutal he’d have made his fortune” J. Charlemont Louis-Armand-Victorin Leboucher was a small, stout and well-muscled, but rough, fencer originally from... More > Rouen who trained in Paris known for his excellence with a cane as well as his generous spirit He went on to establish a salle at 20, Rue de la Michodiere, and then published this first ever work on the cane in 1843, a method renowned for being tough, spontaneous and instinctive where every blow must be effective, and thus suitable for fitness and self-defence as well as useful preparation for using a sabre.< Less
The Art and Craft of Play Directing
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Theatre is an interpretive art based upon a director's emotional reaction to reading a play and imagining a production of that play. Before the audience experiences the production, the director must... More > go through a process, part art and part craft, to create it. This book is intended to introduce undergraduate students with a solid theatre background to that process. Stevens includes chapters covering theatre and art, the interpretation of the script, composition and movement, working with actors, and matters of style. Each chapter contains exercises in order for students to consolidate what they have learned. The complete text of John Millington Synge's "Riders to the Sea" is included as an example and study text, and Stevens relates many examples from his own rich directing background. Twenty production photos, two sample floor plans, and numerous diagrams round out the text. The study of directing is a life-long project, and in this book Stevens provides a basis for that study.< Less
#4 Lurk FitzGibbons and The Terror of Tinytown
Lurk is a barbarian from the Western Continent, come to the Romany Empire seeking his lose love. But such drama will go on hold once Lurk and his friend Abraham enter Tinytown, home of the hill... More > Dwarves.
There is something terrible looming over Tinytown, so into the dark Raven Tower Lurk and Abraham must venture; there Lurk will encounter a midget ghoul, giant rats, a Dwarven vampire and finally the dreaded Rubella la Mourne while Abraham finds himself entangled with the beautiful Countess Lizette.
Will Lurk avoid the man-eating bats? Or will he get the chance to say 'I told you so'? Find out when Lurk meets The Terror of Tintytown!< Less