Punch,  44 (1863), 216.


Luce Long U J Stewat Meals U Sweet Swilliam U


Letter, Spoof


Amusement, Light, Supernaturalism, Magic, Imposture

    Three correspondents discuss 'that wonderful Illusion, the Spectre Drama, at the Polytechnic'—a reference to John H Pepper's 'Ghost' illusion. Luce Long and J Stewat Meals claim they know how the illusion is produced, while Sweet Swilliam claims he has 'tried the Ghost' of 'Dircke' (a reference to the co-inventor of the illusion, Henry Dircks) and suggests that it should be used in a production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth.

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