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Stage Blood; *Othello*s on BRAVO
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0263.  Monday, 3 April 1995.
 
(1)     From:   Eric Armstrong <
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        Date:   Saturday, 1 Apr 1995 19:12:06 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0259  Re: Stage Blood
 
(2)     From:   Douglas M Lanier <
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        Date:   Monday, 3 Apr 1995 15:17:56 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Othello showings
 
 
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From:           Eric Armstrong <
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Date:           Saturday, 1 Apr 1995 19:12:06 -0500
Subject: 6.0259  Re: Stage Blood
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0259  Re: Stage Blood
 
>As one who has had to hold stage blood in my mouth, I agree with the Karo
>syrup, red AND blue food coloring idea, but adding a drop of peppermint oil
>certainly made it more pleasant!
 
I came into this just now - the first message I have ever got -so I may have
missed something this late in the game - but is Karo a brand name for Corn
Syrup? This is what is used in Canada - or so I was taught in my makeup for
Stage Combat class.
 
You may be able to get some "lube gel" (y'know, for safe sex...) that is EDIBLE
these days. I imagine it would be less sweet than syrup (which might be a good
thing), though it probably won't drip as well. After all we do need to SEE the
stuff. I knew people who used CloseUp toothpaste externally, but that would
foam in your mouth - and it smells like cinnamon, which the audience picks up
on.
 
Finally, some people find that the food colour in the blood  stains their skin
(not to mention those great white cozzies). Nothing worse than going home after
lying in a pool of blood with the left side of your face all red. Solution: a
solvent sold to get hair dye off the forehead of hairdressing clients. Call a
hair salon or supplier for info.
 
Gothically,
Eric Armstrong

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From:           Douglas M Lanier <
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Date:           Monday, 3 Apr 1995 15:17:56 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Othello showings
 
The TV network BRAVO will be showing Olivier's and Welles's *Othello*s. In my
area of the country, the Olivier *Othello* will be shown on Saturday, April 8,
1995, at 9:35 PM and Sunday, April 9, 1995 at 2:35 AM; Welles's *Othello* will
be shown on Saturday, April 8, 1995 at 8 PM, and again on Sunday, April 9, 1995
at 1 AM.  Since the Olivier *Othello* is (as far as I know) not available, this
might be a double-feature you'll want to tape.
 
Cheers,
Doug Lanier

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