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Some time ago the relative merits of performing seated or standing were mentioned in this magazine. The following observations may be of interest and perhaps value to readers.

A professional magician must be able to perform whatever the conditions. He must adapt to the circumstances in which he is required to work, and his tricks must be chosen from those which can be performed in any situation. The amateur would also be very wise not to depend too much on conditions. Performing standing up is obviously preferable — sitting down is SOMETIMES possible - standing is ALWAYS possible, and one is always able to deal with any situation.

There are numerous advantages. Any professional actor will tell you that you can express yourself better, and in more ways when standing. So-called body language is easier to use.

Being higher than the audience makes you look more important and gives you added authority making it easier to command the situation.

The distance between your hands and face is greater than when sitting, therefore misdirection becomes more effective.

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Fundamentals of Magick

Fundamentals of Magick

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