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On Magic

Access the most recent issue of Platform: this is volume 12 issue 2. The topic of this issue is 'On Magic.'

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Front Matter




Opening Provocation

‘What Is This…’: Introducing Magic and Theatre by Augusto Corrieri (University of Sussex)



Abnormal Personages and Substantial Lumps: Theatre’s Dialectic of Fairy Magic and Human Work by Martin Young (Queen Mary, University of London)

Sacred Staging: Dramatic Magic in the Medieval Mass by Eleanor Bloomfield (University of Auckland)

‘I Am a Magician of Soap’: Alchemical Transformations Affecting the Biomedical Politics of HIV-Infection in Jan Fabre’s Drugs Kept Me Alive by Sylvia Solakidi (University of Surrey)


Creative Pieces

If I Return Will You Remember by Pedro Manuel (Independent)

Sieving Wax with Oil by Graydon Wetzler (UC San Diego)


Performance Responses

Notorious by The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein by Emma M. Chapman (Royal Holloway)

Jack and the Beanstalk by Joel Horwood by Clio Unger (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama)


Book Reviews

Culture, Democracy and the Right to Make Art: The British Community Arts Movement edited by Alison Jeffers and Gerri Moriarty | Linford Butler (University of Manchester)

New Playwriting at Shakespeare’s Globe by Vera Cantoni | Jemima Hubberstey (University of Oxford)

Twenty-First Century Drama: What Happens Now edited by Siân Adiseshiah and Louise LePage | Karen Morash (Rose Bruford College)


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