7pm to 8.30/9pm GMT.
We are beyond thrilled to welcome back a hero of ours, Tony Wolf's for his 3rd presentation for Rc-Annie. Tony's methods have been hugely influential in our work and instrumental in how we create action. 

Did you know that Charles Dickens once performed in an elaborate stage fight for Queen Victoria?  How about the spectacular aerial "Phantom Combats" staged by actor/acrobat George Conquest, or actress/swordswoman Esme Beringer, who delighted in "breeches roles" in which she could take up arms? And that's not to mention the canine stunt-heroes of the early 1800s ...

Let's take a look back at stage fights and live-action stunt-work of the Victorian era, when Shakespeare's works were the life's blood of the great metropolitan theatres and rough-and-tumble melodramas played to packed houses.  The presentation will be illustrated with dozens of rare historical photographs, sketches and early film footage, and will be followed by a question and answer session.

Tony Wolf
New Zealand citizen/US resident Tony Wolf is a former professional wrestler, stuntman and martial arts/self defence instructor. During the 1990s he devised his original Wolf System of stage combat, which has been taught to actor/combatants, dancers and stunt performers throughout the world, and between 1998-2000 he served as the Cultural Fighting Styles Designer for the Lord of the Rings trilogy.  His action design has been featured in over 250 international feature film, television, stage and video game productions. Tony is also largely responsible for the revival of Bartitsu, the "lost martial art of Sherlock Holmes".  

Tony’s historical martial arts publications include
Volumes 1 and 2 of The Bartitsu Compendium
A Terrific Combat!!!: Theatrical Duels, Brawls and Battles, 1800-1920
Edith Garrud: the Suffragette who knew jujutsu
The Sword Prince: The Romantic Life of Colonel Thomas Hoyer Monstery, American Champion-at-Arms
Defensive Gymnastics: How to Protect Life and Property
The Cane as a Weapon
Master of Men: The Life’s Work of William Muldoon, Champion and Trainer of Champions
Ancient Swordplay: The Revival of Elizabethan Fencing in Victorian London.
Suffrajitsu Mrs Pankhurst's Amazons (graphic novel)

Click here for Wikipedia entry on The Wolf system


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