Saturday, March 29, 2008

Master Shakespeare, will this Red Thing work?

Once upon a time, stage blood was portrayed by a red cloth or silk. This was "clean" and wouldn't stain the stage or the costumes. But, for authentic Shakespearean productions or, of course, basement plays put on by children, the red cloth works much better than realistic looking, stainable, gooey stage blood. This is where The Red Thing comes in handy. Below, for your viewing pleasure, is a short film. The scene is taken from the final act of Romeo & Juliet. It is important for you to understand that I have a degree in Theatre and that I was being over dramatic on purpose, to accent the wonders of The Red Thing as Stage Blood.

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There are 29 down and only 2 remain. What will they be? Stay tuned for our final installments.

9 comments:

  1. Um. Wow. It may have worked back in Willy's day, but in the era of computer-generated special effects, it aint gonna cut it. Nice acting, though. I'm sure Juliet said, "Ow."

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  2. This made me chuckle, yes chuckle outloud. Thank you for an excellent display of theatrics and use of "stage blood"! Only 2 more? I'm going to be very sad come April.

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  3. How are you going to entertain your 6 blog readers once March is over? Also? This video was awesome.

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  4. i really enjoyed the way you pulled the blood out of you as if it was intestines or something.

    p.s. oh come on, you have more than 6 loyal readers!

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  5. I agree with Jon on the "Ow" part...for a moment I thought you hurt yourself. Nicely done. I think you should come up withmore uses...or start again with a new item, this has been most entertaining and fun.

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  6. my pinky hit enter without permission, I hadn't yet typed in "CAROL G" on that last comment.

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  7. MVA drama just isn't the same without you! Pretty funny stuff. Have a great visit with the folks. Angie

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  8. You are cracking me up. I found your blog from a comment on Pieces of Gray and have been following this red thing... Where do you come up with this stuff???

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  9. oh my goodness,you're such a goober and have WAY too much time on your hands. I'm thinking too many snowed in days! But by the finale, David and I were busting up!!! Well done!!! Definately Oscar material! :o)

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