Astonishing Essays - Rob Zabrecky

Book by Rob Zabrecky
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Astonishing Essays - Rob Zabrecky

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Book by Rob Zabrecky ($25.00)

In stock. Order now — we'll send it first thing Monday morning
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The A,B,Z's of Magic by Rob Zabrecky. Zabrecky is a master of character development and entertainment, and his Astonishing Essays volume explores these issues in great detail. This manuscript began as part of Rob's award-winning lecture program. Here he expands on this content and gives magicians a master-class on the performance of magic.

Astonishing Essays is our most ambitious publishing project to date. It's a TEN-VOLUME collection of small, attractive books that will make you a better magician. The concept is simple: we pair the very finest intellects in magic with a topic they're passionate about. Each collection can be read in one sitting; it's meatier than an article but shorter than a full book. Think of it as "novella" size. Brew yourself a cup of coffee, get comfortable in your favorite chair, and open Astonishing Essays to be transported to a new world. These books will challenge the way you think about your magic and expand your horizons.

Softcover. 65 pages.

 

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    Danny asks: Thank you. May I ask how is this book different from “An Exploration at the Intersection of Magic and Theatre” also by Rob?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: While I haven't read that book, it certainly sounds different in scope and content to this Astonishing Essay.
    • 2. Danny answers: apparently the lecture is more up to date and has additional material
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Customer reviews for Astonishing Essays - Rob Zabrecky

Nigel

The Astonishing Essay – ‘A, B, Z’s of Magic’ by the enigmatic Rob Zabrecky, is a magnificent addition within the canon of theatre and magic study. Zabrecky’s honest insight into character, scripting and staging is a vital ingredient to any performer, wishing to take their show to higher levels of magic and mystery. The compact novella is beautifully produced, and I look forward to reading the remaining volumes and Rob Zabrecky’s show, Turn on the Dark at The Abandoned Room. Thank you Andi and Josh for these unique creations in the theory of magic.

 

Scott

If you’re like me you’ve been looking for something to fill that spot on your shelf in between your inscribed copy of Gahan Wilson’s adaption of The Devil’s Dictionary for Classics Illustrated and Magic & Showmanship by Henning Nelms. The A, B, Z’s of Magic by Rob Zabrecky fills that gap just right. It’s a thoughtful series of short essays on the creative process, writing, intent, practice, collaboration and more. I appreciate the inclusion of his scripting for a piece I saw him perform at Albuquerque’s historic KiMo Theater. That performance left me wondering, “What’s he thinking?” Now I know. I have a lot of books on magic and this is the only one that references David Lynch and the Warhol 60’s and quotes a Yoko Ono poem. I recommend it for anyone interested in approaches to creativity and performance theory.

 

Robert

A wonderful little book that packs small but plays huge. Who knew that so much good advice could fit into such a small package. This is one book that will go in my carry bag so I can dip into it time and time again.

 

Jim

My rating is inaccurate but they didn't have the correct one.
My rating right now is Unknown.
You see I just received this essay about a week ago and have yet to read it. So why "write a review? Because Vanishing Magic has been bugging me to "write a review" without considering reviews are supposed to be voluntary and they should ask only once after some time instead of sending multiple emails immediately after I have received it and telling me "We wrote a little while ago asking you to leave a review of your latest purchase. You've not had time to do it yet, we get it. Life is busy."
Which means I may not have read it yet and still you expect me me to write a review. Maybe you really don't "get it." Reviews are voluntary. Or maybe you think I am a mentalist. I am not.
So why an excellent rating? I have known Rob Zabrecky to be very insightful, a superior performer and and an excellent person. That was why I bought the essay. to get his opinion, o get his viewpoint. I EXPECT this to be an excellent essay full of insight and great tips on performance. But I haven't read it yet so I don't know for sure.
But I hope Vanishing Magic gets the message that reviews are a voluntary thing and they should give people at least a month instead of sending a few emails within a week of receiving an item especially if it is something that needs to be read and considered.
Review written 10 days after this item was shipped from Vanishing Maghc.