Isaac Fawkes (1675?–1732) (also spelt Fawks, Fawxs, Fauks and Faux) was an English conjurer and showman. He was one of the earliest magicians to present conjuring as an entertainment outside of the traditional fairground setting and by skilful promotion and management of his act he was able to amass both fame and a considerable fortune. Unique to the time, Fawkes rejected the association of conjuring with black magic and mysterious forces and made it clear that his show was not designed to defraud his audience. Eschewing the stereotypical voluminous cloak and hat of the traditional fair conjurer, he instead presented himself in gentrified dress with a powdered wig and dress, and was among the first to successfully market his act to fashionable society.
Fawkes Theatre Advertisment. 1727
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