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edecaprio

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Theater question
« on: March 01, 2009, 03:19:33 AM »
Hi.

I know knothing about knots. I am helping out with a play and I have an actor who needs to come onstage with hands bound behind his back. He'll have to do this himself. How do I construct something that he can slip his hands into and tighten enough to look convincing and then easily escape?

Any suggestions are welcome!

Thanks
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roo

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Re: Theater question
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2009, 06:31:59 AM »
Hi.

I know knothing about knots. I am helping out with a play and I have an actor who needs to come onstage with hands bound behind his back. He'll have to do this himself. How do I construct something that he can slip his hands into and tighten enough to look convincing and then easily escape?

Any suggestions are welcome!

Thanks
E

You might have something like this ready:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handcuff_knot

It might take some practice to draw up to look tight behind one's back.

For reference, this page has a tip (in the main diagram) that may help with the initial setup:

http://notableknotindex.webs.com/clovehitch.html
« Last Edit: October 28, 2009, 04:45:03 PM by roo »
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