Western Representations of the “Magical East” in Stage Magic During the Victorian Era (& Beyond!)

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In my third and final (for now) episode on Victorian-Era stage magic, I look at the influence of imperialism on this art form, and ways in which Western magicians “Othered” non-Western cultures. ***** References Goto-Jones, Christopher. “Magic, Modernity, and Orientalism: Conjuring Representations of Asia.” Modern Asian Studies, vol. 48, no. 6, 2014, pp. 1451–76. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/24494638 Hopkins, Albert A. (ed.) Magic: stage illusions and scientific diversions, including trick photography. https://archive.org/details/magicstageillusi00hopk/page/16/mode/2up Kellar, Harry. “High Caste Indian Magic.” The North American Review, vol. 156, no. 434, 1893, pp. 75–86. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/25102513 Said, Edward. “Orientalism: a Brief Definition.” http://www.postcolonialweb.org/poldiscourse/pol11.html Saki (H.H. Munro). “Reginald’s Christmas Revel.” The Complete Saki. New York: Penguin Books, 1982. Stibbe, Arran. “ABRACADABRA, ALAKAZAM: Colonialism and the Discourse of Entertainment Magic.” Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 88, no. 3/4, 2005, pp. 413–25. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/41179134 Wikipedia. “John Nevil Maskelyne.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Nevil_Maskelyne ***** Email: thevictorianvarietyshow@gmail.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/victorianvarie1 Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/marisadf13 Linktree: https://linktr.ee/thevictorianvarietyshow I’d greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate & review this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Goodpods, Spotify, Podchaser, Audible, or wherever you listen, as that will help this podcast reach more listeners! Also, thanks again to Lindsay & the Ye Olde Crime podcast for having me on their awesome show! Listen here to see if I Cracked the Cramp Word! https://goodpods.app.link/AJSIJEYrYsb --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/marisa-d96/message

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