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Be the first to ask a question about Maximum Entertainment. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. Sort order. Apr 20, Julius rated it liked it Recommends it for: magicians, professional magicians. Shelves: magic. This book, to my understanding, is not for beginners or amateurs, but for pros who want to lift their work to another level.
Myself being a beginner I found this book is very opinionated - being written by a professional director I assume that it should be so, and Ken encourages to go against his suggestions, but only after giving them a good thought and having understood well why they wouldn't work in a particular situation.
Director's job is to carve from raw material something an audience wou This book, to my understanding, is not for beginners or amateurs, but for pros who want to lift their work to another level. Director's job is to carve from raw material something an audience would thoroughly enjoy - in a sense, in this book, he's probably all your audience in a book.
However, among so many I-don't-likes and this-shouldn't-be-dones suggestions how it actually should be done - and written black on white - are rare and few. This is why I write the book to have more value to a professional - someone who can take these I-don't-likes and this-shouldn't-be-dones and based on experience transform them into truly entertaining pieces, while beginner will be lost until after significant performing time.
Sep 18, Vincenzo Ravina rated it liked it. Largely evergreen and solid advice for magicians. Should be required reading for any magician who performs for the public, if only to make sure they think carefully about these aspects of performance. Dec 27, Dan Meyer rated it it was amazing.
One of the best books I've ever read on performing on stage. Great book! Oct 24, Xack Fischer rated it it was amazing. A fantastic guide for any aspiring magician. Full of great tips and useful advice that will help any performer create a well-rounded show. I really cannot recommend this book enough! There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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Maximum Entertainment 2. Ken Weber has done something remarkable: he has written a modern classic. Many magic books—good magic books—will have their moment and then fade away. This book is here to stay.
Maximum Entertainment: Director's Notes For Magicians And Mentalists
It's still hard-cover, and it's available for the same price as when it debuted in ! That's what he shares in his book. After receiving two university degrees in theater, he went on to a successful career as a full-time entertainer. The internationally respected Psychic Entertainers Association awarded him their most prestigious honor, the Dunninger Award for Excellence in the Performance of Mentalism. Now almost completely retired from active performing, Ken is a sought-after mentor and performance consultant for performers of all levels -- from serious-minded amateurs to some of the best-known professionals in the world. Last night two legendary early adopters came to see the show - Ken Weber and Gil Eagles.
Review: Maximum Entertainment (Ken Weber)
Maximum Entertainment Ken Weber An essential book about getting maximum entertainment from every aspect of magic Overview Simply put, Ken Weber's excellent book Maximum Entertainment is a must-read for every magician. No single book is likely to have much of an impact on all your magic as this one. Let me start you off by sharing these quotes from other magicians: "There are no magic tricks to be found in this book but it will make every other effect that you do have a billion times better. It's what makes good magic, great magic. For every thousand books teaching you how to do tricks, there are just one helping you to perform magic.