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Fencing on stage, in film and television

The theater fencing, also called stage fencing or scenic fencing, provides a fight choreography is on stage, in film and television. Stage fencing requires all actors a maximum of attention to avoid injury. In addition, teamwork is required to allow the performer rely on each other and trust one another. Therefore, the fencing and battle scenes on the stage developed in film and television from stage fencing masters and stage combat choreographer and illustrated by trained actors. The stage-specific fighting techniques are studied in the form of fixed choreography of the actors, so that they can be presented to the viewer dramatic and compelling later.
Above all, fencing techniques and weapons from ancient times to the 18th century are in use. On stage, in film and television preferably blunt historical weapons but also sport weapons such as sabre or epee are used. For acoustic improvement and a realistic sound holes or slits are cut into the arms bell often additionally.

One of the most famous representations in fencing on stage, in television and film, is the story of The Three Musketeers. "One for all, all for one". Who don't know the famous battle cry of the world literature, in which the three musketeers put their own lives at risk to protect their king. Many trials and adventures are made up for the young D'Artagnan to belong to the musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis. In secret mission hunt Alexandre Dumas heros with cloak and dagger through the theater, musicals, through cinema and television films.

Another well-known work of world literature is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The drama about Romeo and Juliet, on stage, in film and television repeatedly by bloody sword fights, tells the story of two young lovers who abandon theirselves to the suicide due to their feuding families.

But also the US-american fictional character Zorro, whose story was first published in 1919 is now an integral part of the stage, film and television. The story writes about an avenger of the poor, who turns in a black cloak with epee and eye patch to combat injustice. He draws the viewer his outstanding swordsmanship be granted, leaving his opponents after each of his missions incised a "Z" (Zorro), as his trademark.

Another well-known work, which is an inseparable part of the children's rooms, is the story of Peter Pan, who first appeared in 1902 in the adult book "The Little White Bird". In 1904, the story of the courageous boy who will not grow up and his opponent, Captain Hook became also a successful stage play. Peter Pan and Wendy inspire, using the Lost Boys and Tinker Bell, with fun, excitement and action adults and children on stage, in film and television.