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Readers of books on the subject of children's magic expect to find detailed accounts of tricks and routines. While Paths to Enchantment has plenty of these, it breaks exciting new ground by giving children's magicians and clowns a step-by-step system designed to help them discover their own creative talents and increase the intensity of entertainment in their performances.
The majority of children's entertainers are so obsessed with obtaining and trying out the latest innovation that they seldom search within themselves and discover what new ideas they can apply to props they already possess. One block to such personal invention is the lack of a systematic structure the performer can apply to the task, a foundation on which to develop entertaining ideas from the subconscious. Paths to Enchantment is believed to be the first cohesive attempt to analyze those aspects of a successful performance that give pleasure to children.
Malcolm Yaffe, a veteran of children's magic with more than thirty years' experience in the field, has identified and defined eleven essential techniques on which to build fresh and successful presentations for the tricks you already own. After explaining each technique, he illustrates how it is applied, using dozens of examples drawn from his professional repertoire, among which are several prize-winning routines and presentations.
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Book Description Hermetic Press, Seattle, WA, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. About fine in fine dust jacket. No markings or bookplates. No jacket tears or chips. Seller Inventory # 105842
Book Description Hermetic Press, Seattle, 2008. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. Earle Oakes (illustrator). First Edition. xiii, 241 pages. A series of techniques for children's magic shows, fully explained: The Frustrated Wizard, Fantasising, Animation, The Mischief-Maker are a few of the chapters. Book in as new condition. DJ has light wrinkle at top of spine; still crisp and attractive in mylar. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book. Seller Inventory # H3057
Book Description Hermetic Press. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0945296584I5N00
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Book Description Hermetic Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. First Edition. Seller Inventory # SONG0945296584