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What you say during your performance is probably more important than what you do, except of course if you are performing a silent act. However, most magicians focus on technique. Nothing wrong about spending a lot of time on moves, but spend at least the same amount of time on honing your presentation, what you say, when you say it and how you say it.

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    How to M.C. And Put A Show Together by Jimmy Muir & B. W. McCarron    Scripted #27: Triumph by Larry Brodahl    Scripted #26: Four Beans by Larry Brodahl    Scripted #24: Seeing cards with the Fingertips by Larry Brodahl    Magic of Christmas by Val Andrews    Pilfered Patter 1.5 by Ken Allen    Scripted #23: vanishing wand (shell) by Larry Brodahl    Volunteer Game by Dave Arch    Occult by Various Authors    Scripted #22: vanishing figure 8 knot by Larry Brodahl    Oralgami: four strange stories by Dave Arch    Ghost Storytelling by Jim Kleefeld    Scripted #21: Add a Number by Larry Brodahl    Funny Stuff by Jimmy Muir    Scripted #20: Linking Rings by Larry Brodahl    Five Haunted Keys by Paul Voodini    More Magical Patter by Will Alma    Magical Patter by Will Alma    Comedy Fillers: 200 Quips and One-Liners by Wolfgang Riebe    Magical Patter by Will Andrade    Scripted #19: Sidewalk Shuffle by Larry Brodahl    Storytelling for Magicians by Cara Hamilton    Scripted #18: A Study in Scarlet and Sable by Larry Brodahl    Scripted #17: Ognib by Larry Brodahl    Scripted #16: Zodiac and Mom's Favorite by Larry Brodahl    Scripted #15: cut and restored ribbon by Larry Brodahl    Scripted #14: The Penrose Knot by Larry Brodahl    Scripted #13: The Dictionary Trick by Larry Brodahl    Scripted #12: Color Changing Silks by Larry Brodahl    Scripted #11: Rising Card by Larry Brodahl    Patter Ideas and the Incomplete Faro by Paul A. Lelekis    Scripted #10: Brody's Choker by Larry Brodahl    Magical Monologues by George Schulte    Scripted #9: Serendipity Deck by Larry Brodahl    Scripted #8: Counting on Lothar by Larry Brodahl    Patter: The Story Behind the Magic by Brian T. Lees    Scripted #7: Solution 6 by Larry Brodahl    Scripted #6: Lie Detector with 4 Objects by Larry Brodahl    Punch and Judy by Sydney de Hempsey    Scripted #5: Lie Detector by Larry Brodahl    A Night with the Moon by George Munro    Scripted #4: The 21 Card Trick by Larry Brodahl    Scripted #3: Sympathetic Silks by Larry Brodahl    Working with Music by Brian T. Lees    Patent Pending by Roger Barkann    Scripted #2: Malini Egg Bag by Larry Brodahl    Scripted #1 by Larry Brodahl    Talk: palaver and patter by Various Authors    How To Write A Script by Larry Brodahl    Skit Builder by Jesse Lewis

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How to M.C. And Put A Show Together by Jimmy Muir & B. W. McCarronMany performers are called upon, at one time or another, to host a show. Now you can prepare yourself in advance, to deliver a dynamic and exciting performance. Whether it's for a talent show, a two-hour evening show, or a variety telethon in front of a TV audience, being the Master of Ceremonies can be a fun and rewarding experience - if you know what you're doing.

The authors, who have performed as emcees for magic shows, beauty pageants, fairs, outdoor festivals, in hotels, and on theatre stages for hundreds of performances, reveal all their tips and secrets in this easy-to-understand...

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Scripted #27: Triumph by Larry Brodahl

Two complete scripts and very simple handling for the Triumph effect, which not only fools people, but entertains them immensely. No difficult sleights, no gaffs, no problems.

Many versions of Triumph are either complicated and hard to follow, or gaffed, or even a knuckle buster.

Well, the author of How To Write A Script shows how he used his methodology to write 2 different scripts that explains and entertains with the Triumph effect, while technically putting it well within the reach of every magician. This ebook gives you every line, joke, piece of timing, setup and nuance of the routine.

The ebook...

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Scripted #26: Four Beans by Larry Brodahl

Amusing and entertaining script on the classic 4 Bean routine. Full performance rights included.

The 4 Bean trick is a classic, but the moves and the motivation are odd and unexplained.

Well, the author of How To Write A Script shows how he used his methodology to write a funny script where you know why the trick is being done and why the handling looks the way it does. And the handling ends up being pretty simple.

This ebook gives you every line, joke, piece of timing, setup and nuance of the routine. The ebook also takes you through an overview of some of the steps of script writing and routine design...

2019 / 4 / 14
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Scripted #24: Seeing cards with the Fingertips by Larry Brodahl

Script(s) and full handling on a routine for finding cards with your fingertips. Plays for duos, or solo performers in parlor, stage, or even closeup. Performance video included.

Effect: The magician has 3 cards selected from a red deck. A spectator has also shuffled a blue deck. From that blue deck, the magician finds the exact same cards selected from the red deck using just his sensitive fingers.

A trick and variations on the script for:

  • a duo act where one person plays the mystic, and the other is an interpreter.
  • an act where the assistant gets the credit for doing the trick. ...
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Magic of Christmas by Val AndrewsVal Andrews sent this booklet to his customers during the 1988 Christmas season. It features stories and recollections involving Christmas and magic.
  • It's the Thought that Counts!
  • The Christmas when 'Pimpo' came to Brighton
  • Christmas Day in the Workhouse
  • A Gathering of Greats
  • Abanazer

1st edition 1988, 12 pages; PDF 14 pages.

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Pilfered Patter 1.5 by Ken AllenPeople who know comedy recommend Ken Allen's Pilfered Patter as the book to get. Don Lawton, Bill Larsen Jr., John Braun and other professional entertainers and comedy writers raved about the material in Pilfered Patter No. 1. But we didn't stop there. Introducing Pilfered Patter 1.5, the new and improved ebook of comic monologues, one- and two-liners, gags, jokes and funny stories to intersperse during or between effects in your routine.

Nothing is off limits - not even sex - which is why this ebook carries a warning that it may not be appropriate for those under 17 years of age. (There's...

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Scripted #23: vanishing wand (shell) by Larry Brodahl

An breakdown in script format and full handling on making real magic with the Vanishing Wand using the Shell. Full construction details on making your own shells included. Performance video included.

Anyone that's ever read Tarbell has run into the Shell Wand.

An exact duplicate of a wand made from paper. But, you probably have questions.

  • What do you do with it?
  • Can you fool people with it?
  • How do you build the duplicates?
In this chapter of the Scripted series, you'll get an easy routine and script that entertains and fools your audience, as well as a detailed explanation of how to...
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Volunteer Game by Dave ArchThe next time you select a volunteer for one of your magic routines, why not play a quick game of chance to decide who the volunteer's going to be? Yet . . . do so with total confidence that the person you want to use in your show is always the one who wins the game.

Here are two different versions where numbered word cards are selected by various members of the audience and then read aloud in numerical order by the audience members. From experience, it is strongly suggested that you consider using both versions in the same show. Both times you use these cards the audience laughs louder...

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Occult by Various AuthorsA collection of stories of the supernatural. These are great starting points to develop your patter for bizarre or otherwise weird and scary plot lines.
  • The Guide (Irene Amesbury)
  • Call of the Pool Goddess (John C. Craig)
  • The Room without Windows (W. P. Cockcroft)
  • The Bride of Yum-Chac (Henry Rawle)
  • The Fulfilment (Alexander O. Pearson)
  • Sir Rodney keeps a Date (Andrew Ringwood)
  • The Window (Winfred M. Carnegie)
  • Binker's Ghost (A. C. Bailey)

PDF 58 pages

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Scripted #22: vanishing figure 8 knot by Larry Brodahl

How to tie a vanishing figure 8 knot and a script that makes the process more enjoyable and entertaining.

Everyone probably knows how to vanish an overhand knot, or even a Chefalo knot. But how many know how to vanish a figure 8 knot?

How to tie a true figure 8 knot as well as the false figure 8 knot are both shown and are virtually identical. The script provided shows how it can stand on it's own, but it would also fit nicely into a routine with knots. An audience member can even help you tie the knot, and they'll be none the wiser.

Best of all, it's free.

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Oralgami: four strange stories by Dave ArchA series of four visual ghost stories with a magical paper folding twist particularly suitable for grades K-6 where they want scary stories (but not too scary).

For each of the four stories you will get a PDF to print fold and glue, as well as a video where Dave is presenting the story. A separate video explains how the paper is to be folded, glued and presented.

1st edition 2018

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Ghost Storytelling by Jim KleefeldFive haunted tales for bizarre magic performances. Includes the full script of each 5-10 minute story plus information and complete instructions on how to make and use a correlated magic effect in each presentation. Includes stories from Jim's professional working repertoire, The Invisible Man, Aunt Cora's Haunted Toy, The Ghost of the Lafayette Hotel, The Steampunk You, and the eerie, nostalgic and scary For Whom The Bell Tolls. Audience-tested routines just as they are used by Jim in his bizarre Ohio Spirits programs. Also includes a section on how to put together a spirit show, where to present...
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Scripted #21: Add a Number by Larry Brodahl

A routine and script that (with an assist from Mel Mellers), transforms a rather dry piece of mentalism into a fun and entertaining piece of magic.

The plot of the Add-A-Number effect doesn't lend itself to the magical performer, as the audience knows that they're watching tricks, not psychic phenomenon, which means that the presentation of "seeing the future" isn't as effective as it could be.

Plus, the method is closely tied to the revelation. How could you predict a number unless you somehow knew what everyone would write or you switched the numbers?

This script - with a huge...

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Funny Stuff by Jimmy MuirHave you ever wanted to be the life of the party? The fellow everyone counts on to deliver a good laugh? Or make light of a situation at just the perfect time?

Jimmy Muir has this knack. And he reveals all in this worthy successor to his Laugh Lines manuscripts with this booklet, packed to the gills with great material, including gags, one-liners, and good-natured heckler-stoppers which you can put to immediate use.

If you didn't know better, you'd think that Jimmy was Johnny Carson's brother, for they both had a knack for perfect timing and were masters of having fun ... more often at...

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Scripted #20: Linking Rings by Larry Brodahl

A routine, script, and performance video of the Linking Rings that restores the mystery and magic to this classic trick while still being entertaining. All of the rings are examined! Includes a performance video.

  • Preface
  • Effect
  • Methodology
  • Moves, Sleights, and Subtleties
  • Script
  • Analysis of the trick
  • Script Insights
  • Modified Handlings
  • Performance Notes
  • Credits
  • An Additional Service
  • Final thoughts

1st edition 2018, PDF 48 pages, performance video 4 min 35s.

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Five Haunted Keys by Paul VoodiniPaul Voodini presents five perfectly frightful presentations for the haunted key. Stories to chill the blood, prick at the conscience, and send shivers down the spine, all eloquently scripted in the inimitable Voodini style.

Contained within this PDF are presentations for ornate haunted keys, and presentations for the more common 'ordinary looking' haunted key. These are stories you will take delight in telling, and your audiences will be mesmerised and terrified in equal measure.

If you have a haunted key that is currently unused, or if you want some truly novel and inspiring presentations...

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More Magical Patter by Will AlmaOver 70 more good gags. This is a continuation of Magical Patter. Every gag has been tried and tested.

PDF 8 pages.

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Magical Patter by Will AlmaContains over 70 sure fire patter gags. Up to the minute humor that will liven up your act.

PDF 8 pages

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Comedy Fillers: 200 Quips and One-Liners by Wolfgang RiebeAre you a magician, comedian, speaker, entertainer or anyone that interacts with an audience? Do you have moments in your show/presentation that are quiet and you feel you need just one quip, joke or one-liner joke that would break the silence and add much needed humour?

Here are 200 short jokes and witty comments covering a wide variety of topics that are ideal to add into any show and help with continuity. The ebook is called "Fillers" because that is exactly what these jokes are ... filler material to keep your show running smoothly and put smiles on the faces of your audience.

This...

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Magical Patter by Will AndradeA compilation of humorous patter routines, suitable for various tricks and illusions. Specially arranged for the magical entertainer. Gags to suit every situation.

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