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Ventriloquism is a form of stage theater in which a person changes his or her voice so that it sounds like the voice is coming from somewhere else (usually a puppet or a dummy). A ventriloquist is one who performs this art.

Origins[change | change source]

Originally, it was practiced in religion.[1][2] Now, it is used in comedy.

History of modern-day ventriloquism[change | change source]

Today's modern ventriloquism started in nightclubs.[3]

Notable ventriloquists[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Howard, Ryan (2013). Punch and Judy in 19th Century America: A History and Biographical Dictionary. McFarland. p. 101. ISBN 0786472707
  2. The Concise Oxford English Dictionary. 1984. p. 1192. ISBN 0-19-861131-5.
  3. Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, 1911, Ventriloquism.