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Re: Stage Blood
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0720  Friday, 23 April 1999.

From:           Suzanne Harris <
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Date:           Wednesday, 21 Apr 1999 13:16:12 +0100
Subject: 10.0699 Re: Stage Blood
Comment:        Subject: SHK 10.0699 Re: Stage Blood

Introducing a prosaic note, there are often practical reasons for
limiting the use of blood on stage.  It is expensive and it stains
fabric, set and skin.  In a studio theatre it is not uncommon for
members of the audience to be spattered - the theatre picks up the
dry-cleaning bill.  If a director suggests white shirts for a fight
scene, s/he's in for a fight of their own with the wardrobe department!

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