Parlour Tricks by Morgan & West is a deep dive into the mechanics of putting together a parlor magic show. This acclaimed duo has performed all over the world and their personas are that of time-traveling Victorian magicians. They are among the most unique acts in the industry, and for the first time ever, they explain not only their full show, but also how they approach assembling a magic show.
In 356 full-color pages, you'll learn a dozen routines and host of new theories. They also provide their complete annotated scripts so that you can understand why they say what they say, and how the words mesh with the mechanics of a show. You'll learn about sequencing a show and how Morgan & West go about material selection.
You'll learn signature effects like "Ring on Ribbon," "Thought-of Cards Across," and a book test without a book, plus much more! While Morgan & West perform as a duo, ALL of this material is easily adapted for solo performers, and all of the advice and theory is applicable to solo magicians.
BONUS: To help ensure the best learning experience, we're also including the full show performance by Morgan & West so that you can enjoy and appreciate the contents of the book live and in action.
Hardbound. Full color. 356 pages. 206 photographs.
Purporting to be a picaresque Victorian tome of fanciful ideas to help while away those dreary Autumnal evenings when the communal singing around the piano has lost it’s vim, this book (complete with sumptuous gilt decoration to the end-boards in the manner of a multitude of similar instructional volumes for boys and girls) is an utter joy. Lavishly illustrated and containing detailed instructions on the entirety of Messrs Morgan & West (time-travelling tricksters of prestidigitation) remarkable stage show ‘Parlour Tricks’. Explained in the duo’s unique and entertaining style with wit and panache, this is an incredible feat. In addition to invaluable instruction and insights to a host of effects (as well as Mr Morgan and Mr West’s thoughts on presentation, misdirection and pace) there is a link to the ether wherein resides a full visual presentation of the said act. Superb quality. Sublime instruction. This is a must-have for all enthusiasts of the magical craft.
(Posted on 29/03/2020)
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