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Title Performing magic on the western stage [electronic resource] : from the eighteenth century to the present / edited by Francesca Coppa, Lawrence Hass, and James Peck ; foreword by Eugene Burger.
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
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 Electronic Book  BF1595 .P47 2008eb    ONLINE
Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource ( xii, 240 p.) : ill.
Series Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Life magic and staged magic: a hidden intertwining / Lawrence Hass -- The family romance of modern magic: contesting Robert-Houdin's cultural legacy in contemporary France / Graham M. Jones -- Magicians and the magic of Hollywood cinema during the 1920s / Matthew Solomon -- The body immaterial: magicians' assistants and the performance of labor / Francesca Coppa -- Conjuring capital: magic and finance from eighteenth-century London to the new Las Vegas / James Peck -- The sacred and the sleight of hand in American Indian gaming / Mary Lawlor -- Outdoing Ching Ling Foo / Christopher Stahl -- Intersecting illusions: performing magic, disability, and gender / Karen Dearborn -- Through a glass darkly: magic and religion in Western thought and practice / Susan L. Schwartz -- Illusions about illusions / Robert E. Neale.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Magic -- History.
Related Names Coppa, Francesca.
Hass, Lawrence.
Peck, James (James H.)
Related To Print version: Performing magic on the western stage. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Performing magic on the western stage. 1st ed. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008 0230607888 9780230607880 (DLC) 2008021070
ISBN 9780230617124 (electronic bk.)
0230617123 (electronic bk.)