The Performance Of Close-Up Magic (Eugene Burger)


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Eugene Burger is universally recognized as one of the finest close-up magicians in the world, author of seven highly acclaimed books on the presentation and performance of close-up magic.

In 24 outstanding essays, Eugene Burger explores the philosophy of professional close-up performance and teaches ten effects from his own repertoire including his handling of the Bert Allerton Aspirin Tin Routine, how to use a cigarette pull, and his acclaimed handling of the “Haunted Pack”.

Eugene Burger’s “Series of Evocative Essays” that he hopes will, “Challenge you, cause you to stop and reflect upon your own magic, inspire you to practice and rehearse, and, in the process, improve your own close-up magic performances.”

About the Writings
Foreword by Channing Pollock
What Is Close-Up Magic?
The Main Road
The Bert Allerton Aspirin Tin Routine
Making Cigarettes Disappear
The Pivot Vanish
Up the Nose
Using A Cigarette Pull
A Question of Character
Uncle Geek
Three-Card Monte As A Magical Entertainment
Magic Lectures
Rosini’s Double Reverse
Conversation at the Airport
The Animated Matchbox
Performing for Magicians
Spirit Candle in the Bottle
Sylvia’s Cards: An Excursion into Bizarre Magick
Negative Thought
The Haunted Pack
Questions and Answers on the Haunted Pack
Daydreaming and Imagination
An Imaginary Conversation with Eugene Burger
A Final Examination

Hard bound with dust jacket; 134 pages.