I liked this lecture to the moon.
He gave some insights into this way of thinking about
magic. He made some great remarks about making sure to include your audience in what you are doing.
To quote him about doing the magic square the way he does: ""When they do it. We all do
it." If you want to know more about this moment...buy this lecture. You will not regret it. He
means what he says and everyone should follow his advice.
He even talks about mistakes and
how they lead to him doing a better version of a trick...
And be sure to write him at
firstname.lastname@example.org : to get a list of his tricks. I wrote him last night and he already sent me his
He talks of books to get. He speaks of some of his favorite tricks and routines. He
gives tons of insight on how he keeps going...keeps problem solving until -eventually- you just know
it is right/perfect. As close as you can get to perfect.
He gives so much in this lecture
in regard to experience and his knowledge of what has worked for him. He is just dam* funny.
Get this lecture. Now. Do it. You'll be inspired. You'll be challenged. You'll be asked to put
your audience in a better place and you will become a better performer for having done so...
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I saw this lecture in Toronto a few months back, and was thrilled to see it again, and even more
thrilled that I now have it to replay at will.
If you know Harry's stuff, you won't learn
any tricks from this. If you know Harry's stuff, you'll learn a lifetime's worth of performing
lessons and philosophy.
3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
Harry Anderson has done more for magic than you and I ever likely will, so it pains me to write
anything even remotely critical here. However, I felt that while, on the whole, Harry is an
engaging and entertaining performer, very little of that came across in this particular lecture.
Harry's presentation seemed to lack some of the polish that I had hoped for and while I
don't begrudge anyone making a buck, I was a little disappointed that at several times during the
lecture he appeared to be shilling for some of the products that he sells.
"thumbs up", albeit a less than enthusiastic one.
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The most important lecture I've ever seen real time or online. I've started to do open mic nights
and the performing information Harry passed onto us was gold for me.
Harry's version of the
Magic Square was worth the price of the lecture!
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That was a class act. Harry showed some great routines but more importantly the insight and thought
he puts into them. I think we all know the magic square but never would think of using it in a show.
I would do that routine, it was great. Hats off to ya Harry. Awesome lecture. :)
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I love Harry Anderson, he is an awesome performer and he is entertaining as hell.. but this lecture
made me think he didnt even wanna be there.. i am only giving it 4 stars out of respect to the guy,
but there are better penguin lectures out there.. if you are on the fence, dont buy it.
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The content and presentation deserve a 5 rating. However, the production is a weak 3. The host did
not know how to handle a microphone and much of his participation was lost. The audio was not
monitored and as Harry spoke his voice volume varied and no compensation was made to keep the level
at an understandable volume. Camera work was marginal. I don't know what the charge was for those
in attendance but I paid $29 and would expect close to the same as they received in person. I would
say you need to lower the price of the download to equal what you get for your money.
is without a doubt one of the smartest and committed to the craft magicians/showman alive. All
practicing magicians should take note and learn from Harry The Hat !!!!!
I like Harry Anderson.
This vid gave me a lot of insight into whom the real magician is and his
For respect of this artist and to learn about the path of the Magician, this is
a very good video to watch.
Be patient though. And don't set your expectations beyond his reach.
This video is a good 'lesson' to learn.
Listen: Just watch this lecture. Seriously, do it. You won't learn a *ton* of tricks, but you still
learn some good ones. What you will get is a couple hours with an amazing mind, some practical and
invaluable insight, and really, do you need another reason? It's Harry the Hat, for goodness'
Harry has very insightful ways on dealing with the audience! I needed to hear what he said! Further
to that, I've performed his Monte for a long time now and he got into more thoughts and handlings on
his very commercial Monte.
For me having grown up with Harry, it was a profound pleasure to
have watched this lecture!
For the 'Newbie' who may think 'Harry - The Hat' is outdated or
not relevant, you would do yourself a big favor in learning your art by watching the first 15