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Shadow Woman

PostPosted: 09 Jan 2014, 22:46
by Chris
Not Punch, but an allied art:

MQUP recently published Grant Hayter-Menzies’ Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton,
that we would like to inform your members about. We would be happy to offer your members a 20% discount.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Filomena Falocco
Direct Mail and Exhibits Coodinator
McGill-Queen’s University Press
1010 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1720
Montreal, QC H3A 2R7

Re: Shadow Woman

PostPosted: 09 Jan 2014, 22:52
by Chris
Some of the Victorian Street Performers used to change their booths into a shadow show for night time performances. These were known as Gallanty Shows. In fact Geoff Felix scoured many London records to discover the workhouse where Piccini died, and found that he wasn't recorded as a Punch man but as a Gallanty man.
The best known of the Victorian Gallanty scripts was The Broken Bridge:

Another Punch link with shadows is of course the Greek and Turkish cousins of Punch who are both Shadow Puppets.