Stage Effects and Other Theatre Machinery

Richard Allen

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I entered the collection with an agenda: I wanted to locate the material it held on stage machinery; trap doors, revolving stages, fly towers and winch systems, and - if I was lucky, trick props and stage effects, items that have become known as ‘burlesque paraphernalia’ or ‘side degree specialties’. As well as the larger machines, I went looking for the bucking goat, the exploding cigar and the collapsing chair...
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPrifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010


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