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Performing Magic: A Handbook on Performance for Magicians

"I've been reading magic books for almost 50 years, and I can categorically state that Performing Magic by Tony Middleton is the most important magical publication of them all to date. It's a masterpiece, and long, long overdue. Congratulations to Tony Middleton and all who made this great book possible. It's a real treasure!"
- Steve Cook - author of Legend: An anecdotal tribute to Ken Brooke

This is a book for those who want to perform magic successfully in the real world.It is the only magic book in history that teaches you, step-by-step, how to create a magic act from start to finish: from initial conception to walking out in front of an audience.

The book is heavily focused on performance techniques, and performing successfully for the public. It is like having your very own director and magic mentor working with you - teaching you the real secrets about performance.There is no formal training for magicians in the art and craft of performing in the real world, and this is an extensive, thorough handbook, that will guide you each step of the way.

The secrets in this book have been discovered by top working magicians through years of performance for the public, many of whom have kept this information to themselves because it has set them apart in the business. In these pages you will discover how to make yourself more unique and memorable that any other magician, create original magic, gain incredible stage presence and gain ten times the reaction you ever thought possible from your audience.

As Paul Daniels says in his foreword: if you get one good idea from a book then you should be well satisfied with your investment. But in this book you will get not one, not two, but dozens of presentational thoughts, ideas and tips that will improve your performance. David Berglas says that 'if you are serious about performing magic, you cannot afford not to have this on your shelf' and Kevin James comments that 'this is one of the best books I have ever read'. These top professionals know the importance of learning and perfecting the craft of performing for the public.
So should you.

Whether you are just starting, or have been performing magic for years, there is guaranteed to be something in this book that will take your magic to the next level.

Pages: 283 - 7" x 9.5" - Hardcover - Dust jacket

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 8th, 2012
Wanna go pro?
Wanna learn how to think about your magic?
How to put it togheter?
How to think of all the aspects around?
How to give the full show?

Then this book is really for you? This is probally the best book i've ever read on the subject of performing. It goes through so much vital information, gives you so much direction and if you use it right it will change how you work about your effects and make you better in all ways.
Caution: reading this book requires work. It ain't a book to read through in a day and put in you shelve. This is a a book you read and work with it, and go back to we you ned advise.

Just to let you know where I come from.
Im a pro working magician in Norway, Working fulltime as magician, stage and close up. And the upcoming year i've booked over 150 performances in a dinnershow
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 14th, 2015
This book has it all!It leaves no stone unturned - from character development to rehearsal to storyboarding to costumes to booking to .... to everything! It is completely full of information you can use right away : NOTHING WASTED!!! It's well worth the money and well worth the time and investment. I have it on my shelf and paid twice the money, so at $30 it's a steal. Don't wait ... get it today!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 15th, 2019
Absolutely required reading and studying book for any magician who perform.
Tony Middleton enriches the performance of magic by his theater experience. Very inspiring. And it’s a great complete tool to create an entire successful magic act.
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