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This is the display I use for this effect. Envelope is left under the glass until needed.
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Cool little table.
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This is a great complete kit and routine!
I know I am late to the game but I have to say that this is a very impressive collection.
Vic has done a great service to spooky in providing this simple routine with its well made believable props.
Anyone with story telling skills will be ready to run with this.

Highly recommended and you can right here...
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This and the Poe Brainwave Deck are on the way, woot.
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Can I adapt this to fit another person other than Poe or is his name in the effect?

Thanks a lot!!
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This is for Poe... The method can be used for almost anything... In fact you probably do this already... The props here are first class and the backstory and script are usable straight out of the box...
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Death of Poe and Poe Brainwave arrived a couple of days ago. I performed the Poe Brainwave last night and enjoyed the ease of performance quite a lot. My presentation was to talk about the plot of each story and the common themes such as entombment and guilty conscience that link the storys, and then ask which story the spectator felt Poe was happiest that he had captured this vibe in. If you google Poe and Theme together, there is some good info on themes and symbolism in his work.

Next it's time to start rehearsing Death of Poe, but sadly that will have to wait until after work.
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This is a great documentary on Poe. If you were looking for an introduction for Death of Poe, check out 5:30 through to 7:30, the scripting has already been done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HYfAZ6D0gE
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Thanks for the link, Brynmore!

There's an excellent play by Jeffery Hatcher called 'Murder by Poe' that would be worth picking up a copy. It's full of cool staging concepts and insights into EAP that I had never heard before. We're hoping to stage a production of that one of these days.
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Perkins, sounds very interesting. I'll have to check it out.
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I have been thinking about Poe quite a bit of late, specifically about his inter action with the Raven, and how he and his black feather quill, may have influenced the thoughts and words Poe penned with it.

Would a quill made from an Owls feather speak of death and darkness as well?

Would an Ostrich plume quill create stories concerning scales of justice, death and Maat?

Does the mind and hand of the writer control the content of the tale, or are the words in faxr reminescences of the feather quill itself?


Quills made from the feathers once worn by Native american warriors would have tales of brutality and deception of their own trail of tears to tell.
Just something to consider.

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There's the Kwakwaka'wakw belief that if you hear the owl, you will soon die. As in "I Heard the Owl Call My Name" by Margaret Craven.
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Mother Earth, according to some Native American tribal lore had two sons.

One tried to kill his brother with an owl feather as his weapon, the other chose to use a segment of fern plant

Owl feathers for the most part are taboo.

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Dr. Spektor, that's a hoot. Paul Frees is one of my heroes and he's voicing Poe in this one!

At the risk of thread derail, there's one more Poe-themed animation that if you haven't seen, you should. There, I said it.

James Mason in Tell-Tale Heart:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpGiTVYklXo
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On Oct 28, 2013, ajb6864 wrote:
Just one thing, in the words of Columbo, I thought the smell of almonds was associated to cyanide and not arsenic?

The idea and props look good though.



I am considering getting this, but believe that this (minor) objection is, in fact, correct - and I expect that many in my potential audiences may know that (due to the "almond scent" playing a prominent role in several well-known crime novels).

Does anyone who owns this know whether the arsenic poisoning is just part of the story (and could thus easily be substituted) or whether it appears in the props as well, e.g. printed on the cards or reports?
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It is a smell of Cyanide, and it is printed on one of the props. Arsenic has no mention on the props at all.
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Brilliant - many thanks for the fast clarification. Will order soon, just struggling how much else I can reasonably add to the shopping list. Smile)
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