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pinterguy

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PROPS: broken drum in Pinter's Birthday Party
« on: Jan 23, 2008, 05:17 pm »
I am asking for potential solutions to the moment in Pinter's The Birthday Party when Stanley steps onto the drum and breaks it.  How might one accomplish this?  
On behalf of Pinter fans, scholars, and theatre folk everywhere, thanks!
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Re: broken drum in Pinter's Birthday Party
« Reply #1 on: Jan 23, 2008, 09:39 pm »
In the production I did several years ago, we removed the actual head of the drum on one side and replaced it with thick wrapping paper, pulled very taut. You can beat on the real side, and step through the paper side. It is fairly easy to replace the paper for each performance.