Le Cabinet de Méphistophélès

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Le Cabinet de Méphistophèlès

(cette vue de 75 mètres de  long n'est vendue qu'en une pièce).

MEL 1898


Laboratory of Mephistopheles

MEL 1905-A


Mephisto in his Laboratory

Of all the mystical illusion, this is one of the few that is really superb. The picture first opens with Satan in the foreground, apparently lost in thought as to what he should do next. Suddenly he stretches forth his hand as though to call forth the imps at his command, when he immediately changes his form to that of a decrepit old man. He walks behind the counter conveniently placed near the wall and proceeds to wait on two customers who have entered meanwhile. After they imbibe they turn to go out, when a beautiful lady is seen sitting in a chair near the door. As one of the party stoops to kiss her hand she is transformed and Satan sits in her place. He causes a large cage to appear and his guests are now seen inside behind the bars. They are suddenly released and Satan transforms himself into a monkey, from that to a frog and from that to a donkey. He changes again to that of the old man, when one of the characters seizes a sword and chops his head off. The body disappears, but he head remains for some minutes on the counter, when it joins the body again and Satan appears in his true form. After considerable metriment, he is himself behind the bars in the cage, and remains there much to the comfort and peace of mind of those he has tormented.

LUB 1903-01

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1 Méliès 118-120  
2 Georges Méliès  
3 1897 75m/195ft/1500 ft (LUB 1901-01) 
4 France   

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03/10/1897 FranceParis, Théâtre Robert-Houdin  Georges Méliès  Le Laboratoire de Méphitophélès 
 
Viennent de paraître au " Kinetograph " du théatre Robert-Houdin, cinq scènes nouvelles à transformations des plus étranges : Figaro et l'Auvergnat, Arlequin et le Charbonnier, l'Hôtel ensorcelé, le Magnétiseur et le Laboratoire de Méphistophélès. Ces nouveautés obtiennent un gros succès, ainsi que les matinées de prestidigitation du dimanche et du jeudi.
Le Journal, Paris, 3 octobre 1897, p. 5.
24/01/1898 Grande-Bretagne, Reading David Devant The Laboratory of Faust 
03/02/1898 Grande-Bretagne, Winchester [David Devant] Faust’s Laboratory 
05/02/1898 Grande-BretagneBournemouth [David Devant] The Laboratory of Faust 
28/02/1898 Grande-Bretagne, Cardiff [David Devant] Faust's Laboratory 
23/03/1898 Grande-BretagneMerthyr [David Devant] The Laboratory of Faust 
13/06/1898 Grande BretagneJersey Ernest Wighton  The Laboratory of Faust 
14/10/1900 EspagneMérida Juan Minuesa El laboratorio infernal
16/03/1904 EspagneJerez Léo Lefebvre El gabinete de Mefistófeles 

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