The Usborne Complete Book of Magic by C. Evans & I. Keable-Elliot - Book
This book contains magic tricks for every occasion, explained in illustrated, step-by-step detail; more than this, it describes the skills of showmanship and presentation vital to the art of magic.
Slight of hand, patter, misdirecting the audience, how to put a routine together and rehearse it, the history of magic and even tips on making magic a career are all discussed.
Suitable for children of 10 and over, the Usborne Complete Book of Magic is full of the glamour and excitement of magic, while teaching the practical skills in a straightforward, easy-to-follow way.
2 About magic
4 Kinds of magic
8 Acting and the magician
14 Silent acts
18 Assistants, volunteers and stooges
20 When things go wrong
22 Planning an act
24 Being a professional
26 The story of magic
28 Famous names
30 Cards: first handling skills
32 Close-up cards 1
34 Close-up cards 2
36 Close-up coins
38 Close-up with other props
40 Silent magic: card manipulation
42 Silent magic: coin manipulation
44 Manipulating billiard balls
45 Manipulating thimbles
46 Cabaret magic
48 Cabaret magic 2
52 Children's magic
56 Quick effects
58 Props to make
60 Magic variations
62 Magic information
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