William Shakespeare

Shakespearean combat comes to library

A stage combat event will reveal the story behind the swordplay in William Shakespeare's works at Williamsburg Library on Saturday. The free event includes a demonstration performance by stage combat instructors followed by a stage combat class for teenagers.

The 90-minute exhibition explores Elizabethan era swordplay as well as the combat styles of other eras the Bard set his plays, such as the Greco-Roman world and Renaissance Italy, according to a news release. The event is intended to bring a behind-the-scenes look with an interactive finish to this exciting aspect of theater.

"A lot of people wonder 'How did they manage that fall? That fight scene?' " said...