Max Howard’s Creating Theatrical Magic uncovers the fundamental elements of theater, stagecraft, and acting that transform common “tricks” into powerful, emotional experiences of magic.
It achieves this through a detailed study of The War Wizard—the highly acclaimed historical magic show that Max and Diane Bray have been performing for over 30 years.
This book-DVD package includes:
—video of the entire The War Wizard show, plus alternate videos of the magic performed in it (over 2.5 hours of video content).
—a script of the show with extensive annotations about its theatrical elements.
—explanations of all the magic, including Max’s masterpiece, “The Wand and Bottle.”
—running commentary throughout that illuminates the work and process of giving life to a theatrically powerful magic show.
256 page Hardcover with DVD Included
Words of Praise for Creating Theatrical Magic
Wayne Kawamoto, about.com (Magic and Illusion): “Max Howard’s Creating Theatrical Magic is a landmark book that discusses in-depth the synergistic merger of theater and magic. This is accomplished by watching and then studying Howard's stunning production of The War Wizard . . . . I highly recommend this book.”
Eric Mead, Genii Magazine, February 2015: "This is an important book for anyone who wants to communicate with an audience and present powerful magic, regardless of their desire to 'do theater." This is not a book of theory, it is a practical manual for performers."
Words of Praise for MAX HOWARD
Max Howard is a true master of magical presentation.
Max Howard is more than a magician. He is an artist. The theatrical skills he brings to his magic make for a one-of-a-kind show experience.
Max Howard is my idol, and I want to know whatever he’s willing to share!
Every time I hear Max Howard speak about the craft of acting with the art of magic I am inspired to get better. His passion for quality will help you to find the untapped potential in your work.
Max Howard is a great teacher and he cares enough about the art of magic to share his wisdom with serious students. Don’t miss [any] opportunity to study the theatrical arts with this master of the craft.
Few people in the world are so uniquely qualified to help magicians understand and apply the real secrets of performance as actor, magician, director, and playwright Max Howard. He will help you achieve a dramatic improvement in your magic, in every sense of the term.