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MADAME TUSSAUD’S MUSEUM A presentation on the topic: Выполнила: Чудинова Е.А.
Madame Tussaud’s is the most popular and talked about wax museum in the world. There are wax models of the famous and infamous, both living and dead, from every walk of life. David Beckham, Madonna, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Charlie Chaplin, Jack the Ripper… There is no other place where you can see all the celebrities at once, even if they are only wax figure.
The wax figures are standing and sitting, and sometimes even moving and talking. Computer-controlled figures (they are called audio-animatronics) are especially popular with the visitors.
There are several halls at Madame Tussaud’s. Highlights include the Grand Hall, the Chamber of Horrors and ‘The Spirit of London’ exhibition.
THE GRAND HALL In the Grand Hall you will find all kinds of celebrities, from presidents to pop stars.
There is a special place for the Royal Family here too.
The politicians stand in solemn silence watching each other. A very strange company indeed: Winston Churchill, Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Tony Blair, Vladimir Putin…
New models are being produced all the time while the old ones are quietly removed from display.
Over the years hundreds of celebrities have made their way to Madame Tussaud’s studio. Most people agree to be portrayed but some refuse. Mother Teresa was one of the few who refused saying her work was important, not her person.
THE CHAMBER OF HORROR The Chamber of Horrors is probably the eeriest place in the whole museum. No wonder visitors are quieter there than in other places.
Count Dracula greets you at the entrance to the dark cellar full of villains and their victims, as well as the instrument of torture. An eerie reconstruction of one of the streets of London stalked by Jack the Ripper forms the centrepiece of the exhibition. One of his six victims – Catherine Eddowes – lies in a pool of blood.
Here you can also see Madame Tussaud’s original exhibition of relies from the French Revolution – the death masks of French nobility and the guillotine blade that was used to behead Marie Antoinette…
THE SPIRIT OF LONDON ‘The spirit of London’ exhibition covers a period of more than 400 years and spans London’s history from Elizabethan times to the present day.
Sights, sounds and even smells of combine to tell you the colourful story of Britain’s capital city. Visitors climb into a ‘Time Taxi’ and begin their historical journey… First you visit an Elizabethan theatre, then an old tavern where the great Shakespeare is working at Hamlet…
You’ll go through the Plague and the Great Fire, you’ll see St. Paul’s Cathedral being built… There are more than 70 figures in ‘The Spirit of London’ exhibition. Many of them are animated: they ‘breathe’, talk and move.
DID YOU KNOW? It costs about 40, 000 dollars to make a wax figure at Madame Tussaud’s. Queen Elizabeth II has been modeled 17 times – more than anyone else – each time with a new head.
You can also see at madame tussaud’s museum…
David and Victoria Beckham
Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt
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