Brown observes that while Milton remained part of the repertoire of lanternists
, Miltonic appropriations became increasingly recontextualized, which prefigured similar mixed appropriations of Milton on film.
may have appeared to old-style lanternists
as taking a step back into the past.
He also had several skilled lanternists
who could provide a complete show on request, for private parties, parish concerts, and school events (Thomson 7).