Amaze and mystify audiences with your extensive repertoire of magic tricks! No experience is needed—this easy guide will walk you through all the steps. You'll learn to master three kinds of magic: close-up, club and parlor, and stage magic. With a little practice, you'll be able to make object... read more
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Amaze and mystify audiences with your extensive repertoire of magic tricks! No experience is needed—this easy guide will walk you through all the steps. You'll learn to master three kinds of magic: close-up, club and parlor, and stage magic. With a little practice, you'll be able to make objects disappear, conjure something from nothing, levitate, and perform a host of other classic illusions, including a variety of card tricks. Internationally renowned magician George Schindler shares the secrets behind these classic maneuvers, offering practical advice on misdirection, presentation, routining, and showmanship. He even shows how to make your own inexpensive props! More than one hundred helpful illustrations will assist you in perfecting the Classic Coin Vanish, the Flying Rope, the French Drop, the Princess Floats, and other amazing tricks.
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