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Creative Magician's Handbook: A Guide to Tricks, Illusions, and Performance
     

Creative Magician's Handbook: A Guide to Tricks, Illusions, and Performance

by Marvin Kaye
 

Professional magician Marvin Kaye presents tips and tricks that will not only guide readers in performing feats of magic, but will also show them how to turn clever stunts into entertaining and astounding presentations. Whether it's card tricks, mind reading, rope tricks, or sawing a good friend in half, Kaye provides pointers on showmanship, directing the audience

Overview

Professional magician Marvin Kaye presents tips and tricks that will not only guide readers in performing feats of magic, but will also show them how to turn clever stunts into entertaining and astounding presentations. Whether it's card tricks, mind reading, rope tricks, or sawing a good friend in half, Kaye provides pointers on showmanship, directing the audience's attention-and keeping them entertained. Sections include Fail-safe Magic, Essential Fingerwork, Stacking the Deck, In Search of a Personal Style, Putting Together an Act, Do's and Don'ts of Magical Entertainment, and many others.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
Full of instruction on how to do and present marvelous tricks, most requiring little or no sleight of hand and minimal apparatus… Marvin Kaye's book could become the bible of magical style.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568332291
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
1ST MADISO
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.70(d)

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Marvin Kaye lives in New York City.

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