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Performing Magic on the Western Stage

From the Eighteenth Century to the Present

  • Editors
  • Francesca Coppa
  • Lawrence Hass
  • James Peck

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History book series (PSTPH)

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About this book

Introduction

Performing Magic on the Western Stage examines magic as a performing art and as a meaningful social practice, linking magic to cultural arenas such as religion, finance, gender, and nationality and profiling magicians from Robert-Houdin to Pen& Teller.

Keywords

America art body cinema corpus eighteenth century France gender Hollywood India Indian performance present religion stage

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