Showmanship for Magicians by Dariel Fitzkee
In 199 bound pages, Showmanship for Magicians addresses the topic of presenting magic to audiences, including a detailed analysis of viewer appeals and how to incorporate them into presenting magic.
Step-by-step you will learn how, through the choice of material, style of performance, character of work, timing, pointing, tempo, build-up to climaxes, emphasis, routing, arrangement of material and on many other ways can produce favorable reception.
This is the classic tome of stagecraft written by a showman who was ahead of his time.
Some of the themes covered in the 25 major chapters are Music, Rhythm, Youth, Sex Appeal, Personality, Selling Yourself, Color, Harmony, Emotion, Romance, Surprise, Unity, Character, Situation, Costuming, Personal Care, Makeup up, personal demeanor, confidence, rehearsals, physical action, group coordination, precise attack, thrift, brevity, punch, instinct, grace, effortless skill, music, spectacle, contrast, comedy, getting and keeping attention, audience types