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Interpreting Magic by David Regal

(c. 2019) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Details: Ten years after Approaching Magic, his top-selling book was released, now comes Interpreting Magic by David Regal.

  • Over 60 routines for close-up, parlor & stage.
  • Over 500 pages.
  • Over 1,000 photographs.
  • 30+ conversations with artists, inventors, and contributors to the magic craft.
  • Introduction by Michael Carbonaro.

“Here’s the bottom line. If this book only had the magic routines, it would be worth the price. If this book only had the essays, it would be worth the price. If this book only had the interviews, it would be worth the price. To get all three, packed into a beautifully produced, 565-page book is a gift. In fact, it’s the gift that keeps on giving, because I know you will return to it often to find magic you previously overlooked and to remind yourself of the wealth of useful information contained within.” – – Michael Close

“There is no one else on earth better suited for thinking about and creating works of magic.”- Michael Carbonaro

DAVID REGAL is behind magic seen by millions of people around the globe. He is the head writer and co-executive producer of TV’s The Carbonaro Effect, where, over the course of six years, he created and collaborated on literally hundreds of original effects.

He has written for, and designed effects for, stage performers who perform internationally, in Vegas showrooms, and on Broadway stages. His television writing credits range from kid shows (Rugrats) to sitcoms (Everybody Loves Raymond) and he is responsible for some of the best-selling tricks and instructional magic books of his generation. In addition, he is the recipient of the Creative Fellowship awarded by the Academy of Magical Arts, the parent organization of the world-famous Magic Castle.

Contents:

Introduction Michael Carbonaro – i

Preface – iii

Cards
The Magicians – 1
Straight Face Aces – 5
Safe Deposit – 7
Staging, Structure, & Conditions – 9
Departure Point – 12
Hamman’s Child – 16
Isolated Assembly – 20
The Part that Isn’t The Effect – 25
Thank You, Dean – 25
Ladies & Gentlemen – 30
Win a Date with Marlo – 33
Marlo’s Favorite Aces – 36
One for the Ladies – 38
A Conversation with Simon Aronson – 44
A Conversation with Barry & Stuart – 50
A Conversation with John Bannon – 60
Writing Magic – 65
The Opposite of a Card Trick – 69
The Crystal Ball – 72
Trust – 77
Warp Drive – 83
A Conversation with Gatean Bloom – 89
A Conversation with Eugene Burger – 94
A Conversation with Derren Brown – 101

Card Moves
The Tri-Swindle Control – 111
A Useful Palm – 113
It Will Never Happen Again (Part One) – 114
A Sequence – 115
Mixed Media Palm – 119
The Illegal Turn Control – 120
The Need to Fail – 125
A Conversation with Lance Burton – 127
A Conversation with Angelo Carbone – 134
A Conversation with John Carney – 140

Close Up Magic
Magic in Motion – 151
There – 152
Stones – 157
A Servante System – 166
Method and Effect – 167
A Ring Routine – 168
Glass & Gold – 178
It Will Never Happen Again (Part Two) – 182
Plot – 183
My Crush – 184
Office Epic – 190
A Cup – 194
A Conversation with Mike Caveney – 197
A Conversation with Raymond Crowe – 204
A Conversation with Charlie Frye – 209
A Switching Device – 218
Tool of the Trade – 222
Box of Silver – 224
Eye on the Die – 233
Reasons – 237
Our Daily Bread – 239
Stabbing Season – 242
The Nigerian Prince – 246
You & Me – 250
Rabbits – 255
A Conversation with Helder Guimares – 264
A Conversation with Neil Patrick Harris – 269
A Conversation with Guy Hollingworth – 276

Cards &
The Paris Assembly – 281
Clean Queens – 290
The Fairest One of All – 292
Hands-Off – 301
A Conversation with Kevin James – 304
A Conversation with Mac King – 309
A Conversation with Martin Lewis – 316
No – 322
Sticker Shock – 327
The Power in Not Knowing – 331
The Prisoner – 332
The Valentine Trick – 335
A Transposition – 340
Improving the Invisible – 343
A Conversation with John Lovick – 344
A Conversation with Max Maven – 348
A Conversation with Eric Mead – 355

Monte
Two-Eyed Monte – 363
Find the Dude – 366
Monte Python – 371
Perspicacity – 375
A Conversation with Jeff McBride – 382
A Conversation with Andy Nyman – 388
A Conversation with David Roth – 395
Paralysis – 402

The Rainbow Set
Rainbow Dream – 403
Rainbow Simon – 407
Rainbow in the Bag – 411
A Conversation with Jim Steinmeyer – 414
A Conversation with Suzanne – 420
A Conversation with Juan Tamariz – 427

Stand-Up & Stage
Thirty Seconds – 433
Not Hattie – 434
Doctor, Doctor – 435
Fiscal Waste – 441
A Cop Wallet – 449
David’s Bottle – 453
A Moment – 458
The Beer, The Ball, & The Baby – 466
Examining Examination – 471
In Flight – 472
A Conversation with Teller – 477
A Conversation with Johnny Thompson – 485
A Conversation with Paul Vigil – 489
Lucky Number – 493
Quotable – 499
The Secret – 505
The Human Element – 510
It Will Never Happen Again (Part Three) – 511
The Survey – 511
Tossed Across – 517
Falling Down – 521
Two Ships (That Pass in the Night) – 524
A Conversation with Michael Weber – 530
A Conversation with David Williamson – 536
A Conversation with R. Paul Wilson – 539
A Conversation with Rob Zabrecky – 545

In Conclusion – 553

(Review by Michael Close)
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