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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Joseph Martinez

Associate Professor of Theater

Lenfest 309
(540) 458-8005


R.A.D.A., Royal Academy of Dramatic Art


Violence in Entertainment


Thea. 141, Acting I
Thea. 241, Acting II
Thea. 341, Acting III
Thea. 345, Dramatic Styles in Practice
Thea. 361, Directing I
Thea. 362, Directing II
Thea. 423, Directed Independent Study
Thea. 473, Senior Thesis

Selected Publications

Combat Mime, a Non-Violent Approach to Stage Violence, Nelson-Hall Publishing, 1983
The Swords of Shakespeare, an Illustrated Guide to Stage Combat Choreography in the Plays of Shakespeare, McFarland & Company, Inc. 1996

Honors and Awards:

Past President and Founding Member of The Society of American Fight Directors
Associate Menber of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)