Symposium Session – Stage Magic in the Age of Steam

Stage Magic in the Age of Steam: Houdin, Houdini, and the Maskelynes Presented by Edward von Hegner From its first recorded appearance in the court of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs until the Victorian Age stage magic was associated with con artists who used sleight-of-hand to separate suckers from their money. Then came Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, the […]

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