Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Get To Know Your Fighters - Andrew MacMaster

For your edification we present to you "Get To Know Your Fighters" where you . . . get to know the fighters . . . from DUEL OF AGES.  Because, as we all know, knowledge is power.  As is the ability to kick ass.

Andrew MacMaster
Roles in DUEL OF AGES:  D’Entragues (Le Duel des Mignions),  Davey (The Last Duel of Rob Roy), Roberts (The Pistoleers)

How long have you been fighting.  Uh . . . the fake kind of fighting? 
Since 1986 (Holy Crap! That's 24 years, almost 25!!!)

What got you interested in Stage Combat? 
Movies on a Sunday Afternoon = Errol Flynn's "Robin Hood" + Tyrone Power's "The Mark of Zorro" + Michael York, Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain and Frank Finlay's "The Three Musketeers"

Tell us about a memorable fight moment you've had. 
Simon Fon and I created sword fight for either a fund raiser one of the FDC National workshops, or one of Simon's classes (Although we performed it at all three I think) and we decided to do an eye kill. Simon was brilliant, and the sound every time from every audience when the kill happened was brilliant! It ranged from the macho "Oh yeah", coupled with a nervous laugh to a frightened scream. What a pay off! Wouldn't think of trusting anyone else Simon!

Favourite weapon (and why): 
Swept Hilt Rapier - I'm a musketeer at heart

Favourite Fight film/play: 
Film: Has to be the 1973 version of "The Three Musketeers", hands down. 
Play: Toss up between Dreaming and Dueling for its impact at a very influential time in my life and Dangerous Liaisons for the combination of drama and sword!

Favourite famous fighter:
Tyrone Power
Role you wish you could have played: 
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Favourite drink that audience members should buy you after witnessing your awesome in Duel of Ages: 
Oban (if you're buying)

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