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dbareford
Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:02 pm Reply with quote
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I've been designing swordfights for 20 years, and have lately become dissatisfied with the industry standard for sword wounds. I've used blood packs, I.V. Bags, A/B blood, even a motorized blood pump, but I'm looking for more ways to bring home to a modern audience the full lethality of the sword. For the purposes of this post, let's assume a slash with a rapier to the upper arm. Here are my criteria:

-- it must be convincing at close range (Chicago audiences are often 4-5 ft away from the action
-- it must deliver the appropriate amount of blood for a wound of its nature, and in a time frame consistent with its nature (meaning a one-shot blood pack won't cut it)
-- it must be operable by actor(s) on stage in real time
-- it must be repeatable for multiple shows a week
-- it would be nice if there was evidence of additional body trauma (such as hanging flaps of skin of exposed muscle and the attendant costume damage.

My purpose for this is to counterpoint the real effects of edged weapon violence with the happy-go-lucky swashbuckling as popularized by the likes of Errol Flynn. I want to leverage the fear a modern person would have about getting involved in a knife fight, and remind them viscerally that a sword is just a 3-foot knife waiting to kill.

Any thoughts on the illusion?
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