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Platform Journal 12.2: On Magic is now available

  • Date28 February 2019

Platform is a peer-reviewed journal published out of Royal Holloway, University of London and has been devoted to publishing the work of postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers, and entry-level academics in fields related to theatre and the performing arts for 12 years.

Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts vol. 12 no. 2, entitled ‘On Magic’, is now available online.

Please join us for the launch event for the new issue on 14 March, 6pm, at 11 Bedford Square, University of London, room 1-01, London WC1B 3RF.

The launch event is a great opportunity to learn more about Platform and to grab a (colour) print copy of the new edition. All are welcome.

The 'On Magic' issue features the following texts:


'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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