Section 1: History and Origin
1: Shamans and Medicine Men
2: Miracle Workers - Victorian
3: Houdini - Today
4: Shams and Charlatans
Section 2: Magic Tricks
5: Types/ Styles of Magic
6: Close Up (cards and coins)
7: Parlor, Stage
Section 3: Speech and Performance Studies
8: Personality Tests - Know yourself, find your character
9: Story Telling
10: Speech Writing
Section 4: Stage Works
11: An Actor Behaves - Performance warm ups
12: Stage voice, presence, Movement - Bigger then life
13: Lights , Music/microphones, Sets,
14: Posters, Advertising, Radio, Getting A job, Assistance
Section 5: Performance
15: Perform for class / Master Class
Finals Week: Performance for invited audience
Tarbell Course in Magic Vol. 1
Eugene Burger and Robert Neal's Magic and Meaning
Plus information/chapters from 5 other texts on electronic reserve.
There will be use of Texts, Videos, Guest Lectures/performers, Audio Recordings and hands on experience with stage illusions , Stage theatrical equipment, Computers and Broadcasting Technologies.
High in Class Participation 200 pts.
The Class will also be required to participate weekly in an e-mail discussion group 75 pts.
and read and report on one of several magic message boards. 75 pts.
3 Papers will be Written. 5 - 15 Pages. Quality over quantity 75 pts. each = 225
3 In Class performances 75 pts. each = 225
1 Out of Class performance Final 200 pts.
1000 Possible Points. A = 1000 - 900 , B = 899 - 700 , C = 699 - 500 , D = 499 - 300 etc.