Big Friday 2020 | Our Magic Book Picks
By Damian Jennings - Saturday, November 21, 2020
Secrets by Anthony Owen
Anthony Owen was known as one of the most influential creators in the field of mentalism, and many of his original plots and effects are featured in the repertoires of the most famous and respected performers in the field. Mr. Owen was also acknowledged as an expert in the realm of television magic, having produced some of the most memorable content for Derren Brown, John Archer, Pete Firman, and dozens of others. Now, for the first time, Anthony has authored a hardbound collection — the definitive collected works — of his lifetime in magic..
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The Darkest Corners by Neil Kelso and Ben Hart
A complete sellout at Magifest, The Session and Blackpool, this inaugural release from UK magician and Britain’s Got Talent sensation Ben Hart is more than just a magic book. It is a rare collection of complete, audience-tested parlor magic routines taken straight from the professional repertoire of an international touring magician. The Darkest Corners offers an exclusive look at Ben’s unmatched creativity and desire to push the boundaries of magic.
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Distilled by Ryan Plunkett
Ryan Plunkett, a founding ensemble member and resident magician at the famous Chicago Magic Lounge, performs this material every night for sold-out audiences. He teaches clever and intriguing versions of classics like card-through-handkerchief ("Paper and Silk") and his version of ACAAN ("Any Card at Our Numbers.") Then there are more unusual plots, like "Fan Mail," in which a free selection matches a card found in a piece of fan mail, and "Gravity Deck," a strange vanish of a pack of cards wherein the spectator actually feels the weight of the deck diminish.
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Scripting Magic By Pete McCabe
Vanishing Inc. is proud to publish the definitive edition of Scripting Magic. This new version, expanded with illustrations, contains fantastic magic from luminaries like John Lovick, Jon Armstrong, Max Maven, and David Regal, and covers the process for creating memorable presentations. You'll learn how to write, edit, and perform compelling magic in this one-of-a-kind exploration into the presentation of magic.
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Parlour Tricks by Morgan and West
This is the debut hardbound collection from the sensational double-act of Victorian Time-Traveling Magicians, Morgan & West. Unlike most magic books which are comprised of trick descriptions, Parlour Tricks is the dissection of a full ninety-minute show. You'll learn how they approach their material, how they sequence each routine, and how they fit the material to their personalities and premises. This book is a masterclass in building a show and a rare insight into how performers work on a cohesive piece of theater.
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