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A Book of Magic for Young Magicians: The Secrets of Alkazarby Allan Kronzek
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Entertaining how-to book by a professional magician, simply written, with easy to follow instructions and diagrams for mastering such intriguing effects as passing coins through tables, cutting and restoring rope, card tricks featuring the "magnetic touch" and much more. Includes valuable advice for misdirecting audience's attention, handling props and equipment, more.
Explains how such techniques as misdirection, patter, repetition, and routining are used by magicians in the performance of specific tricks.
Simple instructions, diagrams for mastering such effects as passing coins through tables, cutting and restoring rope, much more; plus advice on presentation, patter, misdirection, and performance.
Table of Contents
1 MISDIRECTION: Passing Through
2 THE HANDLING: Sweet Deception
3 SECRETS: The Stamp Collector
4 PRESENTATION: The Cords of Shastri
5 PATTER: Cut and Restored Rope
6 REPITITION: Homing Stones
7 "CARDS, PART ONE: Magnetic Touch"
8 "CARDS, PART TWO: Super Ears"
9 "CARDS, PART THREE: The Speller"
10 NATURALNESS: Coins Through the Table
11 ROUTINING: Card in Orange
12 PERFORMANCE: The Spirit of Isis
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