The Fitzkee Trilogy is the legendary series of books by Dariel Fitzkee (1898-1977) on the theory of magic and magic performance.
THIS BOOK IS THE FIRST IN THE SERIES.
Good magicians must be good psychologists and good actors. They must be practiced and skilled in the mechanics of the tricks, of course. But, above all, they must engage their audiences in the wonderful story they are telling. A good magician must be ENTERTAINING.
Why then, are some magicians successful with a trick when others fall flat on their faces? Dariel Fizkee came up with an answer, and a solution!
This classic magic book should definitely be read by every performing magician!Showmanship for Magicians is the rare book that teaches you HOW to perform, how to grab and hold and audience's attention, and how to get the greatest reaction for every trick you perform.
Step by step, you will learn how to choose your material, how to develop your own style of performance, how to develop timing, how to routine and arrange your act, how to pace your show, and a lot more.
This is the classic book of stage craft written by a showman ahead of his time- and read by professional magicians "in the know"!This is a well-kept secret in the magic industry.If a magician is famous and successful, you can bet they read this book!
Originally published in 1943, this is a current hardcover COMPLETE reprint, not the condensed version.
Pro magician and author Mike Caveney on Showmanship For Magicians:"When I read showmanship for Magicians, it was the first time I had read a book where someone said you have to take a trick and make it yours; you have to make it fit your personality. That was fantastic! My magic life changed with the reading of that book."
BOOK ONLY- you supply anything needed to do the tricks.Hardbound book. 202 pages.