Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
To instruct the basics of fencing with a consideration of the theatre.
Mode of study
Regular weekly instruction
Prerequisites and co-requisites
In alternative theatre sometimes fencing has to use more suggestive and enlarged movements than in classic drama. The student is introduced to group fighting and other unusual situations. Using swords, rapiers, daggers, and also folk weapons - poles, knives, and torches.
The 1st to the 6th class - feet movement.
Clash - starting position.
Ready position - basic position.
Basic - forward, backward, leaping over and back, flash, run.
Combination - forward thrust, jump thrust, connected thrust
Preparation - step over, step back (feet are crossing with movement offensive and defensive).
Special - with theatrical movement - rehearsed movement of trunk and limbs, preserving the movement of the time period.
The 4th to the 10th class - positions of arming with a weapon.
Streh, line, line in angle, challenge.
Attacking actions - attack.
Retaliate - the action of a fencer whocovers the foe?s attack, and odbodle, or odsekl.
Counter-retaliation - action of a fencer who covers an attackers retaliation and performs odbod or odsek.
Defensive actions - covering, backing, escaping, and uhyb.
Recommended or required reading
Plch, Pavel. Historický šerm. SPN Praha, 1981
Plch, Pavel. Scénický boj, šerm kordem. SPN Praha, 1989
Plch, Pavel. Historický šerm, šerm mečem.
Assessment methods and criteria
Credit based on attendance.
Course web page
Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:
po dohodě s vyučujícím
|Date||Day||Time||Tutor||Location||Notes||No. of paralel|
|Tue||19:00–20:30||Karel BASÁK||po dohodě s vyučujícím
Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Acting for Alternative and Puppet Theatre (B.A.) (required subject)