Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Mon, May 10 @ 7 P.M: Fights for Shakespeare: Demonstration, Q&A and Book Signing (FREE) at The Drama Book Shop

Internationally known fight director B.H. Barry deconstructs the fights in Romeo and Juliet!

On Wednesday, April 21st, 2010, B.H. Barry was awarded A Tony for Excellence in the Theatre!

B.H. Barry will talk about his book, B.H. Barry Fights for Shakespeare, Book One, Romeo and Juliet; and what it is to be a fight director, and how to create a fight scene. There will also be a demonstration of stage combat followed by a Q&A, book signing, and a wine & cheese reception!

Internationally known fight director B.H. Barry has, over the last fifty years, created fights in America and in Europe for television, ballet, film, opera, Broadway and Off-Broadway, and for regional theatres. He has taught at all the major drama schools in England: The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, L. A. M. D. A., and Central school of Speech and Drama. He became the fight director for the Royal Shakespeare theatre in the 1970s. He then traveled to America to teach at Yale, Juilliard, NYU, Temple, Carnegie Mellon, Circle in the Square and many other drama programs. Credits include, Broadway: “Crazy for You” “Kiss Me Kate” “City off Angels” “Big River” “Moon Over Buffalo” and “I’m Not Rappaport;” Off-Broadway (notably): ”Extremities” “Oleanna” and many productions for Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival; Film: “Glory” “The Addams Family” “Macbeth” and “Mulan.” His work has been seen in nearly all areas of the entertainment industry: From Franco Zeffelli’s opera version of “Carmen,” to Rudolf Nureyev’s ballet “Romeo and Juliet,” to stunt coordinator for the soap opera “All my Children.” Barry was awarded an Obie and Drama desk for Consistent Excellence in stage fighting, and is in the running for an Emmy on daytime television.

B.H. Barry Fights for Shakespeare, Book One, Romeo and Juliet, is the first in a series of booklets that will deconstruct the fights in Shakespeare’s plays. This book is designed to help actors, directors, fight directors and designers to create fights and action for Shakespeare’s play of “Romeo and Juliet.”

B.H. Barry Fights for Shakespeare, Book One, Romeo and Juliet
by, and published by, B.H. Barry, 2010.
111 pages. Paper: $16.98

Please call the Drama Book Shop to order: 212 944-0595


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