Pollock's Toy Theatre: c.1850

Pollock's Toy Theatre: c.1850
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

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Pollocks toy theatre. This toy theatre has a proscenium with an arch with ribbon ties, a wooden stage and flies unit incorporating a footlight insert. The orchestra is represented on the front panel of stage. Plays produced at the major and suburban theatres were full of exciting larger-than-life characters. Apart from the 'pin-up' portrait prints of actors in costume, print sellers sold model theatres to be constructed out of card and paper. They included stage fronts, sets and small figures for cutting out. Once made up, favourite scenes from popular plays could be acted out at home.

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