‘What Is This...’: introducing magic and theatre

Corrieri, Augusto (2019) ‘What Is This...’: introducing magic and theatre. Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts, 12 (2). pp. 12-17. ISSN 1751-0171

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Abstract

In this opening 'provocation', magician and artist Augusto Corrieri reflects on the recent history of conjuring, particularly its 'modern' secular and theatrical version. The essay proposes that theatrical magic invites, above all, a mode of philosophical meta-questioning: once it enters the theatre, the presentation of magic becomes about questions regarding the nature of the peculiar 'reality' that is the theatre, a place for 'real simulations'.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: magic sleight-of-hand metatheatre conjuring
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1600 Drama
Depositing User: Augusto Corrieri
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2019 14:13
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2019 11:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/85734

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