The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0468  Friday, 23 November 2012


From:        Michael Saenger <This email 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?



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