The Father Of Modern Magic – Robert-houdin-魔界骑士イングリッド

| Robert-Houdin who was born in Blois is regularly credited as being "the father of modern magic". Before him, magicians performed at fairs and in marketplaces, but Robert-Houdin performed magic in theatres and private parties. Like his audience, he wore formal clothes. Many magicians today mimic this by wearing tail-coats, though some magicians view this as old-fashioned and prefer contemporary clothes. The stage name of Harry Houdini was taken in tribute to him, though Houdini later denounced Robert-Houdin. He is widely considered the pioneer in the modern performance art of illusion. Robert-Houdin was a watchmaker, and he made mechanical toys and machines. From an early age he had been interested in juggling and sleight of hand, and in 1845 he began to exhibit his skill, soon famous for his tricks. The Arabs of Algeria were said to be excited to rebel against French colonialists by false miracles performed by their religious leaders. In 1856, the French government led by Napoleon 3rd sent Robert-Houdin there, hoping that he might perform tricks that were far more impressive, thereby dissolving the excitement of the rebels. Robert-Houdin’s tricks, it is said, succeeded in breaking up the influence of the priests. Moreover, the Arabs became afraid of Robert-Houdin. He used another famous trick to prove that French magic was stronger then local shamanism techniques: he presented an empty box with an iron bottom that anyone could lift up. He then made it immovable, "proving" that through will power, he could make it impossible to lift for the strongest Algerian warriors, by simply turning on an electro-mag. hidden under the floor. He then claimed he could make the strong man too weak to lift a trunk that could be lifted by a small child. For a trick, he asked an Arab to shoot him with a marked bullet, but instead of killing him, the bullet was found between his teeth. After that, they believed Robert-Houdin could do anything. Robert-Houdin was not the first illusionist to perform the bullet catch and many since him have adapted their own version of the effect. He openly admitted his tricks were ‘deceptions’ to authorities, in order to avoid prosecution for witchcraft. It is obvious he lived for magic, performing even on vacation and constantly conjuring new ideas. His wife was often involved in his extremely clever and innovative tricks. Robert-Houdin’s home in Blois is open to the public as a theatre and museum called Maison de la Magie, opposite Chateau Blois. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: