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Booklet - Magic Lantern Show, Script, 'Jane Conquest', circa 1850s-1890s Document Reg. No: ST 042929

Summary:
Script in the form of a booklet, which contains a poem entitled 'Jane Conquest' for use during a magic lantern presentation or on stage.

During a presentation, the poem was read and slides projected at certain pre-determined times. Instructions as to when to project a slide appear in the margins as well as when to employ sound effects.

A set of sixteen magic lantern slides accompanies the booklet.

There are also instructions to perform the poem as a play with actors playing the four characters bbut without the slides

This booklet is part of the Francis Collection of pre-cinematic apparatus and ephemera, acquired by the Australian and Victorian Governments in 1975. David Francis was the curator of the National Film and Sound Archive of the British Film Institute as well as being a co-founder of the Museum of the Moving Image in London, which was operational between 1988 and 1999.
Description:
A stapled booklet with faded pink paper covers with 11 pages.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 140 mm (Width), 214 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: entertainment, lantern slides
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Francis Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Performing Arts - Magic Lantern Shows
Tertiary Classification: programs
Inscriptions: Partial text that can be found on front cover:
Jane Conquest
poem written by James Milne of Newcastle

rewritten and adapted for the stage and disc, and the various effects invented and produced by
DR. CROFT
Creator: Dr Croft - Royal Polytechnic Institution of London, London, England, Great Britain, 1850s-1890s

Dr Croft rewrote and adapted the poem by James Milne, inventing and producing various effects for the stage and lantern presentation.
Collector: Mr David Francis, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, 1990

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