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Rub the Lamp
by James Breedon


(1 review, 1 customer rating) ★★★★★

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Rub the Lamp by James Breedon

James Breedon, or as the kiddies affectionately call him, Uncle Jim, was one of the busiest children's entertainers on the South Coast, and author of this delightful book in which, with meticulous care, and in detail, he describes the effects and routines developed over the many years he has been entertaining Children.

In the pages of this book, the student will find the recipe for handling youngsters, and the development of the skills required; humour, tolerance, patience and inventiveness. The art of encouraging the shy, and of coping firmly with the over boisterous, without loss of temper. The experienced performer will discover many items with a fresh look, and excellent magic content.

Part One contains five chapters of important information and essential hints for the working children's entertainer. Part Two contains Fifteen original, completely routined effects. All of the props and apparatus are easily made, or readily available, and none are expensive. Each routine is completely and fully described, with all the patter, and all the so important 'business'.

  • Preface
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Why
  • Choosing Materials
  • Being No Trouble
  • Keeping Order
  • The Birthday Child
  • The Birthday Ring
  • Butter Fingers
  • The Card Sword
  • My Coins Across
  • Silver Secret
  • Old China
  • Potty
  • The Royal Escape
  • Crackshot
  • The Sword in the Stone
  • The Vanishing Chinaman
  • Pennies from Heaven
  • Nelson's Telescope
  • Wand from Purse
  • The Flying Carpet
  • Appendix

1st edition 1986, PDF 83 pages.
word count: 24764 which is equivalent to 99 standard pages of text

Reviewed by Michael Lyth
★★★★★   Date Added: Wednesday 28 September, 2022

I have the original soft cover book which served me well when starting out full-time performing for young adults. Must read for any performer.

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