The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0468 Friday, 23 November 2012
Date: November 22, 2012 4:39:06 PM EST
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?