The Bacchae, in case you didn't know, is a pretty gruesome play. [...] (spoiler alert) making the severed head of King Pentheus for the climactic scene takes some pretty gruesome prop making. Because the New York Shakespeare Festival performs outside in Central Park, you have additional problems: our theatre is filled with hungry raccoons. Unless it specifically says "non-sulphur" on the packaging, your silicone rubber will remain tacky and gooey where it is touching the clay (I also found if you take the offending clay away and let the silicone rubber cure in the air, it will eventually become solid).
Special Section: Props From Agavë to Zeus All the steps in making sure King Pentheus has his head screwed off right.
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