TITLE

MAGIC THROUGH SOUND: Illusion, Deception, and Agreed Pretence

AUTHOR(S)
Butterworth, Philip
PUB. DATE
July 1999
SOURCE
Medieval English Theatre;1999, Vol. 21, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the redefinition in the relationship and identification of perceived reality and illusion in magic. It says that the relationship of illusion and perceived reality is of perennial fascination in the process of making theatre, in which its development is obtained from the results of its transformations. It states that the manipulation of illusion/reality relationship also refers to the development of magic through overt deception or pretence. Hence, the performers of magic tricks depend on deception and diversion to confuse the visual sense of the audience. However, the illusion/reality relationship may also be affected by the use of sound. Moreover, if the sound is intended to come from the point at which the earth is dug, the pretence may head the use of illusion.
ACCESSION #
63890241

 

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