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)

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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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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.



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.



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.