Smith, Samuel Patrick: On Stage!:
Bringing Out the Better Performer in You! (A Performer's Guide To Classic Showmanship Skills)
©1999 (rev ed) Samuel Patrick Smith; SPS Publications
Paper, 5.5x8.5", 64 pages
On Stage

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Contents: (numbers are not page numbers)

1 Backstage
2 Meeting a Mentor
3 Be Yourself
4 Another Mentor
5 Other Sources
6 And Finally

7 Chapter One
8 A Magical Myth
9 When Are You "On Stage"?
10 The Real Magic
11 How Burling Hull "Sold" a Fifty-cent Trick
12 Dunninger Did It
13 The First Step
14 Nobody Is Immune!
15 Five Keys to Better Practice
16 Practice vs. Rehearsal
17 Practice Makes the Difficult Appear Easy
18 Selecting Material
19 Developing a Trademark Routine
20 Working for Guinea Pigs

21 Chapter Two
22 Showmanship, Experience, and the Subconscious Mind
23 Constructive Analysis
24 Three Questions
25 Dramatic Impact
26 Gaining Their Interest with a Mental Dilemma
27 Getting Applause
28 Verbal Signals
29 The Applause Pose
30 Note This Cue
31 Simplifying Stage Movements
32 Stop Your Feet Before You Start Your Feats
33 The Dictionary Says
34 Minimize Your Equipment

35 Chapter Three
36 In the Spotlight

37 Chapter Four
38 Building a Good Reputation

39 Chapter Five
40 Reaching Your Magical Destinations
41Checkpoint Number One
42 Checkpoint Number Two
43 Checkpoint Number Three
44 Checkpoint Number Four
45 Checkpoint Number Five
46 Checkpoint Number Six
47 Checkpoint Number Seven

48 Chapter Six
49 Getting On Stage
50 The Easiest Way
51 Four Phone Facts

52 Chapter Seven
53 How to Levitate the Art of Magic

54 Recommended Reading


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