Ron Bauer 2008 Lecture Notes revised notes
This is a REVISED AND EXPANDED booklet of The Ron Bauer 2008 Lecture presented at the Golden Gate Gathering in San Francisco. The thirty-two saddle-stitched pages are packed with text and illustrations divided into three parts...
Part 1: THE WRONG LECTURE essay and a list of several of the RBPS series PERFORMANCE PIECES that were either demonstrated or discussed.
Part 2: DO YOU HAVE AN ACT? RB showed and explained in detail how to develop a unified ACT from FORMAT to PREMISE to PLOT OUTLINE to PERFORMANCE SCRIPT.
This approach was created especially to allow the use of unrelated tricks that you already possess, and putting them together with an OPENING, a CLOSING, and TRANSITIONS, and each of these theatrical devices are explained with examples in these notes. In one afternoon you can put together such an act using The Big Bag of Tricks & The Little Black Hat PREMISE (What if I could put ALL of my tricks into a BIG BAG, and have the audience choose its own show?).
Part 3:Detailed and illustrated instructions for two legendary masterpieces of "no-tell" sleight-of-hand, the Two-card Turnover Technique (TTT) and the Riffle Action Palm . Here are the only COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED INSTRUCTIONS for these techniques. Charlie Miller said in Genii, November, 1982, "I must confess that I never even suspected that Ron was turning over the two top cards as one..."
BONUS: A complete description and elucidation of an RB exclusive for almost half a century. It's the "Case of the Card in the Case," which he used to get the Magician in Residence job at Detroit's Kenwood Club in 1959, and kept it in the "underground" until he showed it to Jack McMillen and Paul Chosse in 1989, and Paul began to spread the word. McMillen and Chosse realized that several of the secret methods he used, being highly developed substitutes for utility moves, were more surprising than the effect! You will, too.
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