Henri Robin

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[[Henri Robin]] (July 12, 1811 - February 24, 1874), born Henri Joseph Donckele in France, opened his "Salle Robin" theater in Paris in 1862  and became a major celebrity in France.
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'''Henri Robin''' (1811-1874), born Henri Joseph Donckele in France, opened his "Salle Robin" theater in Paris in 1862  and became a major celebrity in France.
  
 
Robin played the [[Egyptian Hall]], the first magician to do so, for 309 performances in 1862, just before returning to Paris to open his own theater, Theatre Robin.
 
Robin played the [[Egyptian Hall]], the first magician to do so, for 309 performances in 1862, just before returning to Paris to open his own theater, Theatre Robin.
  
Besides performing magic, he showed an "agioscope" which projected upon a screen the history of creation in forty five pictures. Robin also performed experiments in physics and chemistry and an exhibition of the ghost illusion closed the entertainment.
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Besides performing magic, he showed an "agioscope" which projected upon a screen the history of creation in forty five pictures. Robin also performed experiments in physics and chemistry and an exhibition of the ghost illusion (based on [[Pepper's Ghost]]) closed the entertainment.
  
 
Robin was a contemporary and rival of [[Robert-Houdin]] (who did not even Robin in his memoirs). One of the many things were at odds about was the performance of the inexhaustible bottle, each claiming to have created and exhibited it first.
 
Robin was a contemporary and rival of [[Robert-Houdin]] (who did not even Robin in his memoirs). One of the many things were at odds about was the performance of the inexhaustible bottle, each claiming to have created and exhibited it first.
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== Books ==
 
== Books ==
* L'Almanack Illustre de Cagliostro
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* Album des soirées de M. et Mme Robin (1846)
* Histoire des Spectres Vivants et Impalpables
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* L'Almanack Illustré le Cagliostro: Histoire des Spectres Vivants et Impalpables (1864)
* Secret de la Physique Amusante (1864).
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* L'Almanack Illustré le Cagliostro: histoire de la science au théatre - L'astronomie populaire - Les spectres et les secrets de la physique amusante dévoilée par M. Robin (1865).
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{{References}}
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* [[The Old and the New Magic]] by [[Henry Ridgely Evans]] (1906)
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* [[Unmasking of Robert-Houdin]] by [[Harry Houdini]] (1908)
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* [[Great Illusionists]] by [[Edwin A. Dawes]] (1979)
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* [[Henri Robin: Expositor of Science and Magic]] by Edwin A. Dawes (1990)
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* Magic of Robert-Houdin An Artist's Life, Vol. 2 by [[Christian Fechner]] (2002)
  
== References ==
 
* Old and the New Magic by Henry Ridgely Evans (1906)
 
* Unmasking of Robert-Houdin by Harry Houdini (1908)
 
* Great Illusionists by Edwin A. Dawes (1979)
 
* Henri Robin Expositor of Science and Magic by Edwin A. Dawes (1989)
 
 
[[Category:Biographies]]
 
[[Category:Biographies]]
 
[[Category:French magicians]]
 
[[Category:French magicians]]
 
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Latest revision as of 19:23, 8 October 2012

Henri Robin
BornHenri Joseph Donckele
July 11, 1811
Hazebrouck, France
DiedFebruary 24 , 1874 (age 62)
Paris, France

Henri Robin (1811-1874), born Henri Joseph Donckele in France, opened his "Salle Robin" theater in Paris in 1862 and became a major celebrity in France.

Robin played the Egyptian Hall, the first magician to do so, for 309 performances in 1862, just before returning to Paris to open his own theater, Theatre Robin.

Besides performing magic, he showed an "agioscope" which projected upon a screen the history of creation in forty five pictures. Robin also performed experiments in physics and chemistry and an exhibition of the ghost illusion (based on Pepper's Ghost) closed the entertainment.

Robin was a contemporary and rival of Robert-Houdin (who did not even Robin in his memoirs). One of the many things were at odds about was the performance of the inexhaustible bottle, each claiming to have created and exhibited it first.

When the Davenport Brothers came to Paris, Robin duplicated all their tricks at his theater.

About 1869, after operating his theater for seven years, he gave up magic and became the proprietor of a hotel.

Books

  • Album des soirées de M. et Mme Robin (1846)
  • L'Almanack Illustré le Cagliostro: Histoire des Spectres Vivants et Impalpables (1864)
  • L'Almanack Illustré le Cagliostro: histoire de la science au théatre - L'astronomie populaire - Les spectres et les secrets de la physique amusante dévoilée par M. Robin (1865).

References

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