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ERIC Number: EJ937860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Pepper's Ghost
Greenslade, Thomas B., Jr.
Physics Teacher, v49 n6 p338-339 Sep 2011
Without applications of physics such as counter-weighted sets and backdrops, inclined planes, stage lighting instruments, and other mechanisms for "deus ex machina," dramatic productions would revert to the words only--fine for Shakespeare and Becket, but not good for audiences who are accustomed to experiencing plays with the eye as well as the ear. Pepper's Ghost is a 19th-century stage illusion, based on basic optical principles, that can find its way into your introductory classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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