I’m still catching up with a lot of things; you may have noticed Monday’s post did not appear until Tuesday. First up, I want to mention that Puppet Kitchen will be giving a live chat interview today at Theatre Face, starting at 2pm (E.S.T.). We’ve worked with them together and individually on a number of projects here at the Public, like The Bacchae and Hamlet, and will be joining them again on our upcoming production of Compulsion. Check it out!
Here are a few links to help you make it through the week:
- The Replica Prop Forum is posting a three-part interview with John Dykstra, perhaps best known for creating the visual effects on a little film called Star Wars.
- The LA Times’ Hero Complex has an interview with Barry Wilkinson, prop master for all the Harry Potter films. He’s constructed over 500 magic wands just for the final film alone.
- Archaeology Magazine has some nice scans of a complete passport from 1919, among other things (Thanks to Propnomicon for the link!).
- And since I mentioned puppets earlier, Mary Robinette Kowal has a short but sweet post about the plant from Little Shop of Horrors and the differences between props and puppets.