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Brown, Derren: Absolute Magic: A Model for Powerful Close-up Performance
©2003 Derren Brown
Hardcover, 251 pages
Absolute Magic
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Derren Brown: Absolute Magic

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Contents:

5 Author's Note
7 Brief Notes On The Second Edition
17 Preface

25 Part One  
25 Starting Points
31 Magic and Theatre
49 Meaning and Vision

61 Part Two  
61 Withholding the Power
61 Suggestion and Presence
73 Suggestion and Character
77 The Devil's Picture-Book
83 Environmental Issues
91 Designing With Cause
110 Relating To Performance
117 Cold and Nasty
127 Setting the Stage
133 A Different Look at Pick-Pocketing
143 Outside Pocket
147 The Watch Steal
151 The Cigarette Through Shirt as Misdierction for Extensive Thievery
157 Unnerving Reveals
163 Recreation and Repetition
167 Acting Technique-Remembering to Forget

179 Part Three  
179 Creativity in Isolation
189 How to be Yourself
195 Prestige and Disillusionment
203 A Note On Perverse Spectator Handling
211 Thank You For Your Time

213 Epilogue
213 An Essay - Can Magic be Art? New Thoughts
220 Art as Representation
222 Art as Expression
227 Art and Form
232 Art and Aesthetic Experience
235 Against Definition
237 Conclusions: How We Define Art
239 Magic and Art



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