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Maskelyne and Cooke programme for the Egyptian Hall, 21st consecutive year

The 21st consecutive year is 1893-1894. According to the book on the Egyptian Hall by George Jenness, the first production of ‘The Artist’s Dream’ was in September 1893, so this programme cannot be earlier. Jenness also says that at Easter 1894 Devant was billed as presenting electric shadows, in addition to sleight of hand. This programme does not include electric shadows, so is therefore probably between September 1893 and Easter 1894.

Item Details

Size 4 pages, 130 x 210mm.
Date Probably between September 1893 and Easter 1894.
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Acts Mr. Maskelyne with elegant jugglery; Mr. David Devant; Mr. F. Cramer on Metzler's Organo Piano; 'The Artist's Dream'; Mr. M.B. Spurr; Mechanical and Automatic Orchestra; the sketch 'Mrs. Daffodil Downy's Light and Dark Seance'.
Ref no N2046 Pr.EH98