RS Theatre Props
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The Merry Wives of Windsor
The National Trust's
Polesden Lacey 2007
This is the famous buck basket that Fallstaff was smuggled out in.
It was a special commission by Director Margaret Hunter.
It had to be:
Large enough to take Fallstaff
Smooth enough lining to protect the costume.
Solid enough to block light penetration
Strong enough to take being thrown over a 4 meter drop each performance.
Secret self-locking trap door for Falstaff to escape through undetected by the audience.
Escape Hatch at back.
Front open top