THEA 217 Stage Combat

Two students practice stage combat with foils

This intermediate level acting course provides an overview of stage combat with intensive focus on the fundamental basics of unarmed, quarterstaff, and single sword techniques and moving into violent scene study work in rehearsal and performance. Students will engage in a range of performance activities inside and outside of the classroom in order to develop combat skills and begin establishing a personal methodology for approaching violence onstage. The course assumes students have different skill and ability levels upon entering and challenges students to make conscientious and steady progress from that point.