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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:22 pm 
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How would I go about creating a script and how much of a performance should be ad-libbing and improvisation?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:00 pm 
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I could go into great detail, but wont... short now;


Improv and Scripting: How much of each-
Thats really something only you can decide.
It is something that will differ from person to person; Based on thier skill and ability, style, creativenss.

Creating a Script-
Though there are numerous topics already on this type of thing. Your best bet is to pick up some books on the subject.
Though, there are many ways one may go about creating a routine and script.


...how is it that you want to start advertising and charging for shows?


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Could you suggest some titles I could look into on scripting? Also I don't understand your question about "how is it that you want to start advertising and charging for shows?"


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Basically, he's saying that, if you don't know or understand how to script a show (and are still looking for advice on routine stucture, e.g., what makes a good closer), you should not be asking about how to market yourself and what to charge for your first show, as you are nowhere near ready to enter the market, particularly for children's magic.

Scripting and routine structure are among my strongest skills as a performer; however, I didn't learn to do these things by reading books about scripting magic; my knowledge and abilities in these areas came from skillsets I developed doing other things besides magic. Although I have heard that there are some out there, I have never seen or read a book specifically on scripting magic. There are relevant resources I can recommend, but perhaps someone else can point you to any books specifically about scripting magic.

Look at the Tarbell series, Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers, Showmanship for Magicians, Strong Magic, Maximum Entertainment, et al.


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Thanks for the titles, I'll make sure I pick up a copy of each!


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