Magic art (also called magic and witchcraft) refers to a form of performance art that knows how to evoke hallucinations and emotions in the audience through artistic communication (verbal and non-verbal) and with various techniques and methods. The presentation has nothing to do with a specific space or situation. The more the audience is fascinated, the greater the illusion in their mind.
Magic was not talked about until the 18th century. The art of hand games, named after the bags in which jugglers kept their props, was observed in the Hellenistic market. The first description of card magic used for entertainment purposes dates from 1593, but was not widely disseminated. The first known book describing the specific magic used by professional jugglers was “The Discovery of Witchcraft” by Reginald Scot in 1584. It served the purpose of enlightenment, as the work of the devil was seen in everything that was not understood. With the publication of the first spell book describing easy to understand spell techniques in the 17th century, magic evolved into a performing art. The first skills manual called “Hocus Pocus Junior”. “Legedman’s Anatomy” was published in London in 1634.
Although the first magicians (prestidigitators) appeared in the streets and markets, over time they conquered closed spaces (restaurants, private salons) and eventually conquered theaters. Among the first protagonists who brought magic to the theatrical stage or presented it as an art form were: