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Museum of Cinema-Tomàs Mallol Collection

Figure for a Western shadow theatre

<p>Booklet for Western shadow theatre, "<em>El diablo de la cesta</em>" (Barcelona, 1864)</p>

Booklet for Western shadow theatre, "El diablo de la cesta" (Barcelona, 1864)

This silhouette is a good example of the figures that were used in shadow theatre performances in Europe throughout the 19th century. It is made of metal that has been totally blackened and has limbs that move. It represents the main character in a popular tale, El diablo de la cesta, of which a small book was also published containing the script of the play.

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