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Storytelling for Magicians
by Cara Hamilton


(1 review, 1 customer rating) ★★★★

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Storytelling for Magicians by Cara Hamilton

This PDF encapsulates Cara's practise on storytelling and how to turn a trick into a piece of theatre. It encompasses setting, attitude, sound, crafting a tale, inspiration, hints, tips, getting the most from your verbal presentation and much much more. It also includes essays by professional storytellers revealing facets of their art. This is not a work for someone looking for tricks. It is however a work that will take your Magic to the next level.

Chapters include:

  • Isn't storytelling just for children?
  • Storytelling is a 5 pointed star
  • Finding a tale
  • Scripting your tale
  • Words from Jumana Moon
  • Delivery
  • Additional Tip
  • The Storyteller's experience by Vanessa Woolf.
  • Creating a tale.
  • The Old Witch that lives among the stars
  • Conclusion
Review by Brian Watson, Magical author and creator
"Storytelling for Magicians" should be in the library of every serious student of magic. Every student that wants to elevate their magic from "tricks" into pieces of theatre that is. Not only does Cara explain the fundamentals of script writing and story telling, she also gives examples of both works in progress and finished pieces for the reader to see her process in action. Highly recommended!

1st edition 2018, 34 pages.
word count: 10414 which is equivalent to 41 standard pages of text

Reviewed by Lawrence Goldstein (confirmed purchase)
★★★★   Date Added: Wednesday 11 April, 2018

This would be a good $5 physical manuscript and a good $2 pdf. At $20 it is not worth the paper it isn't printed on. Cara Hamilton writes clearly and concisely, but the pamphlet is only 35 pages long (including cover and introductory material) and has a very few useful ideas or bits of advice. I expected a much longer and more detailed work for a $20 pdf. This was not that. I cannot recommend purchase that that price. If the price comes down to $2 or $3, then go ahead and buy it. You won't be wasting your money. But for $20 ... well it wasn't worth that to me.