The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0720 Friday, 23 April 1999.
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!