Tamburlaine's Bloody Effects

Tamburlaine's Bloody Effects

Christopher Marlowe's Tamburlaine, Part I and II, first performed in 1587, details the life of a shepherd who gets his hands dirty -and extremely bloody - to become king of half the world. Director Michael Boyd's production at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn calls for some special special effects, according to The New York Times.

Jeremy Chernick implements various special effects, including blood that falls like rain. Painting blood on a character with a brush or splashing him or her with a bucket of blood indicates that character's death. In another scene, blood pumped through a hole drilled in the stage seeps into the very absorbent material of a costume's skirt. The production uses 144 gallons of stage blood per week. Tamburlaine will run from November 1 to December 21. Sets and costumes are by Tom Piper, lighting by Matthew Richards, sound design by Jane Shaw.

For the full article, visit The New York Times.

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