“The Extraordinary Other”: Todd Robbins in Conversation with Madelon Hoedt

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Todd Robbins is a New York City based performer who has spent decades specializing in arcane forms of popular entertainment, offbeat amusements and intriguing deceptions. Todd is renowned for his work in Coney Island and the sideshow, magic, circus, ragtime piano and traditional jazz, medicine shows and burlesque. In his own words, he has spent “a lifetime immersed in popular entertainment and dark amusement.” Recently, Todd appeared in the acclaimed off-Broadway theatre show Play Dead. He can currently be seen on the Investigation Discovery channel's new series True Nightmares. Reproduced here is an interview conducted with Todd Robbins by Madelon Hoedt via Skype on June 22, 2016.

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Interview; sideshow; freak show; physicality; perception; danger; magic

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Hoedt M. (2016) ““The Extraordinary Other”: Todd Robbins in Conversation with Madelon Hoedt”, Journal of Performance Magic. 4(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.5920/jpm.2016.04

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