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Magic and the M-word

Taylor, Nik and Hoedt, Madelon (2012) Magic and the M-word. In: Liber Mentis. PSYCRETS, London, pp. 262-276. ISBN 9781291107326

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Abstract

This article suggests a way in which performance magic practitioners can look at the presentation of magic as mystery entertainment and how an audience might read these performances and ultimately construct meaning from them. Through an examination of presence and an understanding of an audiences’ collective cosmology, we can see a tension between the meaningless and meaningful. This article suggests four modes within the performance of an effect that generate meaning within magic.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
School of Music, Humanities and Media > Drama Research Group
School of Music, Humanities and Media > Magic Research Group
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Depositing User: Nik Taylor
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2013 10:16
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2016 10:25
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/16027

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