A Tale of Two Bags - When historically accurate is NOT what the story needs

Jay Duckworth

Rehearsal Report -Props: 
Add – Newspaper with headline “King is Cured” 
Add – Leather doctor’s bag with things a 1750’s doctor would have to work on a gunshot wound.  

If you’re good at history and research, you know that these notes are both historically inaccurate. Now I know what you are thinking, Jay is going to poke fun at stage manager reports. Or, he is going to give us a lesson in historical accuracy. No, my dear friends, I want to share a few secrets with the props folk out there. Some things that I hope will ease your pain and also pull you back from the edge of that pedantic cliff. 

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