Most magicians think of Wesley James as a technician, an inventor of new plots and effects and a magical historian. He is so much more. He has been writing about presenting magic in new and innovative ways almost from his earliest magical writings. This all new 20 page ebook expands on his writings and the presentational approach he began exploring in Stop Fooling Us!, continued in Make Me Care and put into practical examples in Remarkable Ruses & Ramblings.
All this new work is included in So Much More, which is, as the title suggests, the next step in making your magic more entertaining, more memorable, more impactful and, most of all, more meaningful to your audiences, the country and perhaps the world.
If you're serious about making your magic more, this is easily the most ground breaking book on presentation since Our Magic and Showmanship for Magicians.
From examining the reasons for Houdini's success to the sub-textual messages sent by many of the great performers of the past, Wesley has found what has been missing from magical presentation, the missing element that has held magic back relative to other performing arts. He also discusses how we can correct this short fall in magic presentation. It will take thought and effort to implement the changes Wesley describes, but when you implement them in your magic, your magic will change in ways you never dreamed possible. It may also change your life in ways you never anticipated a magic book could.
It is hard to imagine a book that could influence the way you perform your magic more fully, the way your audiences respond to your magic more greatly or the results it could produce in your magical career.
1st edition 2014, 20 pages.
word count: 10132 which is equivalent to 40 standard pages of text