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Re: [teacherartexchange] need help with theatre prop


From: Dobbelaere (dobbe_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Aug 24 2008 - 13:10:29 PDT

Make the new nose or detachable nose just a hair larger so it goes over the
broken nose and inbed a couple of stiff wire hooks that would insert into a
couple of holes
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From: "Sue Stevens" <>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2008 4:05 PM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] need help with theatre prop

> Hi,
> I've been asked to help the local theatre with making a prop for
> 'something happened on the way to the forum'....they need a (fairly
> lifesized) roman female bust (which is easy enough I suppose), but during
> the show, the nose needs to be damaged so that the husband must "take it
> to the forum to get the nose resharpened"......So, I suppose we could make
> two full busts (but that would be hard to make them identical) with one
> with a damaged nose and one without......OR.....make one really good bust
> which somehow has a detachable nose......I thought of velcro, but that
> would be visible when the nose it off......the nose has to fit so well
> onto the face that it's not obvious that it's attached, and then easily
> detached......
> As for how the bust is going to be made - since that might affect the
> nose - I have two options really.
> Option A - take a paper mache cast off of a manikin that I have, and then
> use cardboard, fabric, etc. to 'sculpt' the base and the details.....then
> more paper mache etc.
> Option B - start with a styrofoam head, and then paper mache all the rest,
> using cardboard, fabric, etc. as the form.
> Any ideas???
> sue
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