Showmanship for Magicians – Entertainment Fundamentals

From Showmanship for Magicians, PG 24-25

magic1“From the above, then, we should be able to to begin to cull a list of the often-found integrants in successful and popular entertainment. Most often appearing in our analysis, as shown above, are the certain fundamentals:”

  1. Music
  2. Rhythm
  3. Movement
  4. Youth
  5. Sex appeal
  6. Personality
  7. Color
  8. Comedy
  9. Harmony
  10. Romance
  11. Sentiment
  12. Nostalgia
  13. Pointing
  14. Timing
  15. Surprise
  16. Situation
  17. Character
  18. Conflict
  19. Proper costuming
  20. Careful grooming
  21. Physical action
  22. Group coordination
  23. Precise attack
  24. Short scenes or turns
  25. Efficient pacing
  26. Punch
  27. Careful routining
  28. Tireless rehearsal
  29. Special material and score
  30. Grace
  31. Effortless skill
  32. Sure-fire
  33. Spectacle
  34. Thrill
  35. Emotion
  36. Common problems
  37. Escape from the humdrum
  38. Unity
  39. Up-to-datedness