It was actually Dai Vernon who introduced me to Gary. He was a humble man and graciously took time to share some great tips with me, including teaching me one of the most beautiful and deceptive coin vanishes I have ever seen. Close-up Illusions is worth ever cent as it contains a wealth if information. You will,whether amateur or seasoned pro, find gold nuggets scattered all throughout this book. Gary was a modern master of the art of magic and his legacy will live on with this amazing book.
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It was actually Dai Vernon who introduced me to Gary. He was a humble man and graciously took time to share some great tips with me, including teaching me one of the most beautiful and deceptive coin vanishes I have ever seen.
Close-up Illusions is worth ever cent as it contains a wealth if information. You will,whether amateur or seasoned pro, find gold nuggets scattered all throughout this book.
Gary was a modern master of the art of magic and his legacy will live on with this amazing book. His words and his magic had a powerful impact on my magic career and I will always be grateful to him for his generosity, his genius, and his humility. If you are not familiar with Gary and his magic get this book. I rank this as one of my top ten favorite magic books and my collection is extensive. I personally think this may be one of the most underrated books on the market. Do yourself a favor and get it before it goes out of print.
I spent a lot of time with this book back in the day and I am glad to be reintroduced to it 28 years later. It is a treasure chest of close up magic.
He spends time on the aspects of " Close Up Theatre " including stance, music, suspense, scripting and a number of other very important considerations on how to put together a compelling performance.
He covers numerous practical sleights, forces, magic premises, variations on themes and techniques for tricks that, even if you would not typically use them, his instructions are useful and thought provoking. The Many illustrations are very helpful to your understanding of the points he is making. At the price this book is being offered, it is a steal. You will read it and you will benefit from it. Try it , You will like it. While most other UK magic shops hide what happens behind the scenes, we want you to know exactly how things work.
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Description Whether you already do a stand-up act, or are a close-up magician looking to add a stand-up spot to offer clients for an extra fee , this page A4-size publication is crammed with tips and suggestions that will make a huge difference to your performance. Rather, it is about making YOU better as a performer. These ideas would likely remain unknown unless you were prepared to hire a first-class director. Read through and then go and watch some variety acts, be it comedians in comedy clubs, magicians at conventions, or burlesque acts, and make notes of what you think could be improved upon in their acts.
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