Sign up Latest Topics Chat
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 3 of 3      Prev   1   2   3
Robin Dawes

Avatar / Picture

Honored Member
Registered:
Posts: 1,392
Reply with quote  #101 
One of the things I like about this forum is the way that dormant topics that I missed when I joined up can suddenly spring back to life (and make excellent reading).

Other people have already mentioned most of the books that I would have named in this category, but I don't think anyone has suggested one of the books that I found most influential:  Eugene Burger's "The Experience of Magic".  Burger encourages us to think about the feelings we wish to create in our audiences, and tailor our presentations towards that goal.
0
Harry Lorayne

Avatar / Picture

Honored Member
Registered:
Posts: 2,225
Reply with quote  #102 
               Because of the couple of newer posts I was reminded of this thread. Been going through a period where I sure did need a pat on the back or two. Well, this thread, which I'd forgotten about - the first couple of pages - gave me that pat or five. Made my day. My cliché - nice to receive bouquets while one is still around to smell 'em!  Thanks guys for helping to make it all worthwhile. I feel better now!
0
Steve Burton

Member
Registered:
Posts: 6
Reply with quote  #103 
Lang Neil's The Modern Conjurer was a big help to me when I first started. I haven't seen that mentioned yet.
Great photos, excellent material and one of the first books that showed the performers standing instead of sitting at a table so a real emphasis on parlor style magic.
I also liked that like many turn of the century texts it wasn't all about cards (although the card effects detailed are excellent).
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.