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MAGIC - ILLUSIONS
WHAT IS MAGIC ?
The use of rituals or actions, especially based on supernatural or mysterious knowledge, to manipulate or gain information about the natural world. A specific ritual or process associated with supernatural magic or with mysticism (a spell). Something producing remarkable results, especially when not fully understood (an exceptional skill). A specific kind of special power or ability. A conjuring trick or illusion performed to give the appearance of supernatural phenomena or powers.
THE TYPES OF MAGIC Paranormal Magic in fiction Illusion Magic
WHAT DO WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY…. The word ILLUSION
Anything that seems to be something that it is not. 2) A misapprehension; a belief in something that is in fact not true. 3) A magician’s trick. 1)
THE HISTORY OF ILLUSION MAGIC The first book containing explanations of magic tricks appeared in 1584. During the 17 th century, many similar books were published that described magic tricks. Towards the end of the 19 th century, large magic shows became the norm. During the 19 th and 20 th centuries, many stage magicians even capitalized on this notion in their advertisements.
v As a form of entertainment, magic easily moved from theatrical venues to television magic specials. v For many recorded centuries, magicians were associated with the devil. v Illusion magic is one of the oldest performing arts in the world in which audiences are entertained by staged contrivance of seemingly impossible feats.
Close-up effects Levitations Devices/Accessories Magic Tricks (the rest)
TYPES OF MAGIC PERFORMANCE Stage Illusions Escapology Pickpocket Micromagic Children's magic