The Importance of Wonder

The Importance of Wonder

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THE IMPORTANCE OF WONDER is a tender meditation on the subject of wonder! Famous illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer calls wonder in his Foreword, "the only goal." In this essay, now expanded and enhanced from its original 2015 serialization in VANISH magazine, Ben Robinson brings to bear his considerable experience as a wonder worker. Drawing on the work of master magicians Max Malini, Sam Sharpe, Doug Henning, Cardini, John Booth, and Harry Anderson; and film icons James Cagney and Fred Astaire, THE IMPORTANCE OF WONDER reminds us what the ancient Art of Magic has always been about - especially, in the 21st century. Whether you are a magician, puppeteer, storyteller, dancer, or corporate executive bringing product to market, the value of wonder cannot be ignored. A presenter's success depends on affecting audiences.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 61 pages
  • 140 x 220 x 10mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508435480
  • 9781508435488

About Ben Robinson

Ben Robinson has performed 6 different one-man shows (currently MysteriuM), seen in 20 countries (3-million people entertained) since 1974. He credits his success to one thing: creating wonder. THE IMPORTANCE OF WONDER is his 11th publication. He's received awards from The Int'l Brotherhood of Magicians, The Soc. of American Magicians and the Milbourne Christopher Fdtn. After 9/11 the NYPD gave him an Honorary Shield for his relief efforts. The New York Times has written: "Ben Robinson delighted the audience. He is an internationally acclaimed Master Magician."
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