Julius Caesar lay dead and Brutus was talking to his co-conspirators about swords and blood when he paused and excused himself, saying "I seem to have stabbed myself."
Aspen actor/director Kent Hudson Reed accidently cut his leg open with the knife he was using in an outdoor performance of "Scenes from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar" on Wednesday.
He tried to carry on, "but my boot was filling up with blood and I was flubbing my lines, wondering if I was going to pass out, wondering if the audience could see the blood."
...Reed said actors normally don't use real knives, but the scene was set up so none of the performers were close enough to hurt each other.
"But I hadn't thought an actor might stab himself," he said.
Friday, August 31, 2007
Et tu, Brutus?
Actor playing Brutus stabs himself