File puptcrit/puptcrit.0612, message 312

Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2006 09:41:56 -0500
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Subject: [Puptcrit] reply to Sean K. re: toy theater

I believe you may have hit the bulls-eye about the hand shadows...he
purchased the Dover book when he was here.  But he seemed to think there
was more too it somehow.  Sometimes simple things elude us.  And he
seemed convinced that it was something done in one's home.
I'll give him a call and discuss the Chinese shadow shows and see if
there is some connection.
Thanks for the insight.

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Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 21:31:52 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] toy theater
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Regarding the Victorian shadow shows, Mr Hill may have been talking 
simply about shadows made with a person's hands: here's a butterfly, 
here's a dog, here's Abe Lincoln's profile.  I did have a book of such 
manipulations at one time, and Dover Books might be a place to look for 
a reprint of the text.  (Dover or even the online Project Gutenberg.)

But maybe he's talking about Chinese shadow shows that hit the streets 
of Victorian London, or the so-called Galanty shows.  Are there more 
specifics on what he has in mind?

Sean K.

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