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Women Fencing
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1943  Monday, 6 October 2003

From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Friday, 03 Oct 2003 11:09:36 -0400
Subject: 14.1931 Women Fencing
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1931 Women Fencing

>The common links between fencing as a sport and as combat survived into
>the early twentieth century, when Parisian fencing clubs would still
>train men who were actually preparing for duels (not mortal duels, but
>the relationship still holds).

It has lasted much longer than that, at least in Germany (esp.
Heidelberg).

Think of Oskar Werner.

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