Magic and Illusion

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Magic. The practice of using charms, spells, or rituals to attempt to produce supernatural effects or control events in nature. The exercise of sleight of hand or conjuring for entertainment. . ?Robert-Houdin (1805-71) transformed magic in the mid 1800s from a circus side show act to an elegant ev

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1. Magic and Illusion In the last two hundred years

2. Magic The practice of using charms, spells, or rituals to attempt to produce supernatural effects or control events in nature. The exercise of sleight of hand or conjuring for entertainment.

3. “Robert-Houdin (1805-71) transformed magic in the mid 1800s from a circus side show act to an elegant evening stage performance, complete with coat and tails.” Edmonds, I.G. Magic Man.

4. History of Magic Since 1800 Early 1800s-Magic moves to the stage with Pinetti Mid 1800s- The Father of Modern Magic and mechanical magic Late 1800s and Early 1900s-Harry Houdini and escapology

5. Types of Magic

6. Famous Magicians “The greatest escape I ever made was when I left Appleton, Wisconsin.” Harry Houdini 1910

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