Question: Can you imagine being an audience remember at one of Gaspard Robertson’s “Fantasmagorie” shows in 1797? What do you think your reaction would have been? Can you think of any form of entertainment that would elicit the same emotions today? (Re-)read/watch these resources for inspiration:
It would have been terrifying to be in the audience at one of Gaspard Robertson’s “Fantasmagorie” shows in 1797. During this time, people were going through a brutal revolution in which many people died. I would likely believe that these ghosts are from the British Revolution and are haunting the people. He’ll definitely have me wondering whether or not these illusions are real. Since, TV’s were non existing yet this show was definitely something to look forward too. Horror and thriller movies, contain jump scares, are another form of entertainment that would elicit the same emotions. Due to the superstition of ghosts, these shows were most likely all sold out at the time.