FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Perfect Book for the Beginner!
The Stein & Day Handbook of Magic is a wonderful book for the serious beginner who wants to perform magic as a hobby or as a professional.
It provides some great routines in each of the main areas of magic, including a wonderful section on Children’s magic.
It also has chapters on patter, style, preparing for the stage show, routining and everything that makes up a professional performance.
Chapter 1 Modern Magic — Its Rise and Fall
Chapter 2 Why Do People Like Magic?
Chapter 3 Fail-safe Magic
Chapter 4 What Do You Say and How Do You Say It?
Chapter 5 When Do You Move and Why Do You Do It?
Chapter 6 Essential Fingerwork
Chapter 7 Tricks with Sleights
Chapter 8 Stacking the Deck
Chapter 9 Controlling the Audience’s Attention
Chapter 10 In Search of Personal Style
Chapter 11 Putting Together an Act
Chapter 12 Magic of the Mind
Chapter 13 Preparing for the Stage Show
Chapter 14 Assistants and Volunteers
Chapter 15 Tricks and Routines for Stage and Platform
Chapter 16 Performing for Children
Chapter 17 Magic for Children’s Shows
Chapter 18 Other Special Audiences
Chapter 19 Do’s and Don’ts of Magical Entertainment