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Re: Stage Blood
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0253.  Thursday, 30 March 1995.
 
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        Date:   Tuesday, 28 Mar 95 19:02:41 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0250  Re: Stage Blood
 
(2)     From:   Timothy Dayne Pinnow <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 29 Mar 1995 09:35:14 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0250  Re: Stage Blood
 
(3)     From:   Hardy M. Cook <
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        Date:   Thursday, March 30, 1995
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Date:           Tuesday, 28 Mar 95 19:02:41 EST
Subject: 6.0250  Re: Stage Blood
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0250  Re: Stage Blood
 
In response to Melissa Aaron's stage blood recipe, "one part light Karo syrup
to one part reddening agent--sticky, but it works--", might I add that a bit of
liquid detergent added to the mix makes later cleanup much simpler (from stage
floor and costume).  Sorry for being so pragmatic here.
 
Brian Corrigan
North Georgia College
 
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Date:           Wednesday, 29 Mar 1995 09:35:14 -0600
Subject: 6.0250  Re: Stage Blood
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0250  Re: Stage Blood
 
In response to Melissa Aaron:
 
Only using the reddening agent will make your stage blood generally look wrong
under lights.  Add the the tiniest drop of blue food coloring to give it a more
realistic appearance.  Most of us stage combat types also use some peanut
butter (chunky for some real gore) to add texture.  And by the way, is you're
using it on clothing only, substitute Woolite for the Karo syrup and it will
wash away easily.
 
Just something to brighten up your morning.
 
                                                Timothy Dayne Pinnow
                                                St. Olaf College
                                                
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From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Thursday, March 30, 1995
Subject:        Stage Blood
 
The blood of the shower scene in *Psycho* was reportedly chocolate syrup, which
reminds me of an elevator conversation between my then nine-year-old daughter
Melissa and members of the Shenandoah Shakespeare Express after their *JC* at
the Philadephia SAA meeting in 1990.  I thought I remember hearing their blood
was Karo syrup, chocolate syrup, red food coloring, and Pert Plus.
 

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