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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0468  Friday, 23 November 2012

 

From:        Michael Saenger < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         November 22, 2012 4:39:06 PM EST

Subject:     Question

 

Hi Folks,

 

Just a quick question.  I’m wondering what substance was typically used to simulate blood in the Elizabethan theater.  I have heard people suggest that blood of an animal would be used, but this would create a pretty nasty mess, whereas another substance, such as wine lees, would be considerably easier to clean and would work essentially just as well.  What do other people think about this?

 

Michael

 

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