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Variety

While unity is vital to any successful performance, it's imoort , to confuse umlv with sameness. Unity creates artistic impact ness creates boredom. Others have commented on the imporun T magic act has-iug variety. Achieving variety in a magic Achieving variety without sacrificing unity is another matter One of the great challenges in putting together an effective act i, , balance unity and variety. It's important to do so becausete receive a thoughtW T* fln rffect in hil h J0 thought to t J...

Situational Meaning

. wrote a riveting short story called The Man From the Roald Dan been adapted for television several times. It con-South w cuesti n of whether or not a cigarette lighter will ignite cerns the q mjssing. How could such a trivial matter hold a repeatedly wi attention rphe an8Wer lies in the context in which the A young man is trying to impress a woman in a restaurant. He lights her cigarette and comments in passing that his lighter never misses. An older man overhears the boast and proposes a...

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Furthermore s.ncc you had the opportunity tn watch her dunng the 'vious performance, you know how expressive she i8. A spectator ho reacts strongly and comes back for more W1 operative spectator. She 11 be perfect to help you in the next set. ,D s0me performing situations, you may do walk-around maKic during the early part of the evemng and a sit-down show at the end The theory remains the same. The ones who reacted the best during walk-around will make the best assistants during the formal If...

Chapter Seven

Wien it comes to character and personality in ma th, schools of thought. The first has been labeled byXae1 loot at me school. The second I w M j 61 Uo e th, element school. Close mZlhl fo T* S school m this passage from his book Workers Number f My own preference ts to consider the magician in th the Sen and , istracting it is. You become aware of impossible l, e sPectators are able to see the mind of th 0,1 18 t0 transmit the music from performance toiTST * mmd f However Midiao 'ri 1 str ngly...

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Find card now Vernon triumphed over tK, thej e8een complication by causing all the cards to magicaUy tZ un d wn except for the selection. ren Vernon speaks of the spectator in the story having selected j he has a spectator m his audience select a card. When he 8aVR ft'the spectator returned the card to the deck, he has the pectau> r thaie audience return the card to the deck. Thus, for the first part of jhe effect, Vernon has, in effect, cast an audience member to play the r ting a...

Chapter Six Dramatic Structure

Talked about how magic tricks could be divided into the boring part and the interesting part. An important aspect of showmanship is getting the audience to pay attention during the boring part so they can enjoy the interesting part. This may involve making the boring part as short as possible or having something interesting going on during the boring part. We'll explore hoth these concepts later in the chapter on Pacing. Another effective technique is to do something at the very start of the...

The Climax

Few things as important and tricky in a magic Tmancc as properly handling the climax of each effect. It's quite an* how you can do everything perfectly in a trick, yet ruin it all am matter of seconds by hobbling the climax. In fact, you'll sec just thai happen in most typical close-up magic performances. By ntrast structuring the climax properly can literally double the impact of an effect. Here are some principles to guide you in the right In The Elements of Screenwriting, Irwin Blacker...

Substantive Meaning

I'm sure you've had the experience countless times of having so who has just learned that you do magic say to you, So you'r magician Can you make my wife disappear And if' you're 3 restaurant magician, you've undoubtedly had the experience e more times of having a patron say to you, So, you're a magician cln you make the cheek disappear These gags get tiresome so quickly that it's easy to ignore the without realising that, beneath the corny humor, the layperson is telling you something very...