Over the past few weeks, I’ve had fun watching some favorite old movies. They included The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Princess Bride, and Scaramouche. And one of the reasons I love these films is that they include a particular event that has enthralled audiences since the earliest days of theatre and then movies: a great sword fight.
In my last blog entry, I wrote about women archers in movies. This time, I thought I’d feature swordsmen. In the past, sword fighting was not only a part of war, it might also be used in a duel to settle a matter of honor. These days swordsmanship is most often on display as a sport, with special gear to protect the participants.