Scihffman, Jean
August 2010
Back Stage (1946-5440);8/26/2010, Vol. 51 Issue 34, p2
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The article focuses on several aspects of usage of blood in acting. Stage blood can be homemade or bought from a company and can comprise many different elements including Karo syrup, peanut, and dish soap. The stage blood can be sticky, can stain one's skin, and can be very slippery if made of liquid glycerin. As mentioned, actors are aware of the hazards involved in acting with blood. Director Joel Sass says that for professional actors, it is just part of what they deal with.


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