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Stage Craft for Magicians
by Richard L. Tenace


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Stage Craft for Magicians by Richard L. Tenace

The average magician focuses on tricks, moves and method. The really good ones know that acting is an even more important aspect of a magic performance, regardless of if you are standing on a stage or close-up next to a cocktail table.

Richard Tenace is one of those performers who urges all magicians to take acting classes, to develop a character or persona, to script your effects, to treat our audience with respect, to go beyond fooling somebody to achieving astonishment and entertainment.

Tenace describes these methods and practices on a very accessible and practical level. This is not a high flying theoretical work that preaches down to the common magician. Richard has a sincere and genuine interest to help you become a much better magician. And he has walked the talk and describes many true stories from his own performing career. He will help you grow from a person that does tricks to a true entertainer.

What he writes about is understood by all regularly booked and re-booked pros. Magic is a performance art. If you want to make your living performing magic then there is no way around this subject. This is a must read if you want to make your magic more memorable, if you want people to remember your name rather than 'that guy who found the aces'.

1st edition 2009; 121 pages.
word count: 45681 which is equivalent to 182 standard pages of text