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It's A Stage I'm Going Through
by Wolfgang Riebe


(1 review, 2 customer ratings) ★★★★

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It's A Stage I'm Going Through by Wolfgang Riebe

This ebook is filled with practical stage and parlor effects, includes patter for a number of well-known routines, plus numerous tips and ideas to enhance older classic effects. The focus is on commercial tricks that will appeal to the working magician who places emphasis on entertainment.

You will find a mix of old and new items, original tricks, twists on old routines and ideas to tweak your current favorite effects as well as those gathering dust in your cupboard. From silks, jumbo cards, crosswords, ropes, newspapers, illusions, gags and predictions to restorations and comedy.

Included in these two hundred pages are tried and tested routines straight out of Wolfgang's comedy cabaret act that have taken him around the world on cruise liners, television and the global conference circuit. Written by a pro who has been working globally for over 30 years has resulted in a publication that will become a treasured part of your magic book collection. Don't be surprised if you immediately add a few new effects to your current act!

Many the tricks are accompanied by You Tube video links so that you can see the true power of these effects, including access to two teach-in videos and links to over 30 of Wolfgang's prime-time TV shows.

  • Foreword
    • Aces In Glass
    • All Clear Champagne Prediction
    • Back In Time Silk Vanish
    • Bandana/Banana Ideas
    • Bikini Magic
    • Blindfold Card Routine
    • Card On Shirt
    • Card In Orange
    • Confabulation Outdone
    • Crazy Crossword
    • Cubio With A Difference
    • Flash Silk
    • Houdini Lives
    • Not Like Most Magicians
    • Razor Blades
    • Unique Cut & Restored Rope - Francis Tabary Idea
    • Stung Cards Outdone
    • Torn & Restored Newspaper - Wolfgang Riebe Method
    • Torn & Restored Newspaper With A Twist
    • Torn & Restored Newspaper Extra Patter & Gags
    • Traffic Notes To Bank Note
    • Ultimate Deception Quad Zagged Apart
    • Ultimate Perspex Sawing-In-Half
    • Ultimate Perspex Metamorphosis
    • Vanishing & Appearing Watch Routine
    • What's Next With Two Bonus Endings
    • Your Drink, Sir!
    • Adam & Eve Fig Leaf Paper Tear
    • Applause And How To Respond To It
    • Car Prediction
    • Chinese Sticks
    • Cigarette In Hanky
    • Cut & Restored Rope
    • Cut & Restored Tie
    • Guillotine/Head Chopper
    • Introducing Yourself
    • Paper To Money
    • Torn & Restored Toilet Paper
    • Traveling, Hotels & Restaurants
    • Vanishing Bottle
    • Vanishing Silk
    • Visual Gags
    • Final Tips
    • Backword
    • TV Shows & You Tube Links

1st edition 2017, 180 pages.
word count: 49014 which is equivalent to 196 standard pages of text

Reviewed by Larry Brodahl (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Tuesday 04 July, 2017

I was hoping for more from this book, since I'm a fan of parlor and stage trapped in a world of card tricks and mentalism.

But, there's not a ton of stuff here. The tricks are all pretty standard, although, to be fair, there's some cute touches here and there. The CONFABULATION routine has a nifty idea with price tags that seems really usable.

But the patter and routines never rise above the "50 gags shoehorned into a trick" level. Which may fit your style - and if so, you'll love the book.

AND - like I said - there's a few threads of gold in here, and it's an easy read.

Do be advised though that pages 184 through 198 are all ads for other books and things he sells.