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grimwig
196739.  Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:26 am Reply with quote

Does anyone know the origin for why stage blood used to be called Kensington Gore? Was it first used in a theatre in Kensington?

 
suze
196750.  Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:45 am Reply with quote

Is it not simply a joke, based on the fact that blood is somewhat gory, and there's a street in London named Kensington Gore (upon which the Royal Albert Hall is located)?

 
grimwig
196769.  Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:22 am Reply with quote

Well I didn't know whether the word gore meant blood etc before the Kensington connotation

 
samivel
196775.  Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:41 am Reply with quote

I expect so, as 'gore' has meant bloody since at least the sixteenth century.

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=gore&searchmode=none

 

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