The Craft of Magic: Easy-to-learn Illusions for Spectacular Performances by Charles J. Pecor - Book
A vanishing knot.. .the card in a balloon.. .the cut-and-restored rope...the indestructible napkin...vanishing coins...ropes through the body...these are just some of the tricks you can learn with THE CRAFT OF MAGIC.
Introducing magic as entertainment, Charles J. Pecor explains the "how" as well as the "why" of magic tricks and probes the psychology behind the illusions. Offering step-by-step instructions clarified by more than 200 illustrations, this book starts you off performing basic tricks and works up to more challenging ones, showing you how to do close-up, stage, and platform magic.
THE CRAFT OF MAGIC takes you from practicing individual tricks to rehearsing for a complete performance, with practical suggestions for building self-confidence, establishing rapport with an audience, and dealing with anxiety, performance mistakes, and unruly spectators. The author includes tips for developing an individual style, creating show routines, and continuing your magic training.
Whether you want to become a professional magician or simply want to amaze your friends and family, THE CRAFT OF MAGIC shows you how to present an entertaining and successful show.
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