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The Show Doctor

by McBride, Jeff; Hass, Larry

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(Based on 4 reviews)
Categories: Close Up, Stage, Costume, Business, Philosophy
Media Type: Book
Publisher: Theory and Art of Magic Press
Publication Summary: 2012, 296 pgs.
Format: Hardbound

Product Description

The Show Doctor is the first full-length book of magic from Jeff McBride, one of the great magicians of our time.

The Show Doctor includes: Eleven of Jeff's previously unpublished routines, including stage illusions, stand-up routines, manipulation, close-up magic, cards, and mentalism. Revised versions of Jeff's celebrated advice column published in MAGIC Magazine. Many interviews and additional writings that extend Jeff's thoughts on how magicians can improve their performances and have more successful careers.If you love magic...if you want to perform excellent magic...then the prescription is clear: it is time to consult The Show Doctor!

"If you only read one magic book this year, make it The Show Doctor."
- Lance Burton

"I truly believe that Jeff McBride is the best guide to improving your magic show in the world today."
- Mac King

"Some magicians have asked me if I was going to write a sequel to my one and only book, Maximum Entertainment. In many ways I truly feel that sequel is what you are holding in your hands right now."
- Ken Weber

Pages: 296 - 7.25" x 10.25" - Hardcover - Illustrations
Date Added: Jun 29th, 2012
MLA SKU: 4fed5276e8791


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July 30th, 2012 6:08pm
Reviewed by Arjanvv
The Show Doctor, New routines, expert advice, and other Prescriptions for better magic.
By Jeff McBride, and Lawrence Hass, Ph.D.

Once opened, I read from the first to the last page before I closed this book again. Wow, these pages contain an overwhelming amount of practical knowledge, wisdom and clever tricks. I think this is a great book, and it is my pleasure to write a review.

Jeff Mcbride, named as one the most influential magicians of our time, collected in this book the columns he wrote for Magic Magazine over the course of four years. In these 48 (revised) columns McBride answers questions of readers ranging from making your magic more fun, sweaty hands, building an in house theater, to tips on stage illusions. McBride shares his knowledge and experience in short columns of about 2 pages in an easy to read style. His examples and advices are direct, witty and honest: a questioner with five years experience who wants to build a full evening show is advised to follow his... [Read More]
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Official Review

November 23rd, 2012 12:27am
Reviewed by Christian
There are two reasons you should get this book. One, it is full of useful information on how to make your magic better. Two, if you get the digital version, you are going to see what the next generation of E-books will look like.

There are two versions of this book. One is the standard hardback book with 291 pages. It is a hearty tome that will look nice sitting in your bookshelf. The second choice is an on line version that can be downloaded to your Ipad. This would be the choice I would suggest to you.

Why? Because it has video build right into the program. The cyber version is an App that you will purchase at the App Store. The program is a little larger than the usual App and will take a bit of time to download. Once on the Ipad, everything is built into the program. You don’t need an internet connection once you have downloaded the book.

The online version is laid out much like the standard Adobe format with a few twists. You scroll down through the pages... [Read More]

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Official Review

August 7th, 2012 6:38pm
Reviewed by Jeff Stone

For $45 bucks (or $25) you get a 290 ish page incredible hardbound book (or interactive iPad book) from Jeff McBride that is full of incredible advice for all levels of magi.

The Big Picture . . .

For several years, Jeff McBride has authored a column in Magic Magazine called The Show Doctor. Simply put, it's a 1000 words or less each month giving advice and tips and ideas to magicians. It's loaded with fun medical jargon puns and terminology. "Doctor McBride" and "Nurse Abbi" don their medical gear and magic-to-medical translator in a successful effort to entertain us with clever wit while simultaneously teaching us good magic.

There are nearly 50 articles taken from the original Magic Magazine column. Additionally there are articles and follow up articles that never were printed in the magazine. Sprinkled throughout you will also find 11 "operations" (a.k.a. tricks) ranging from a fun and simple coin production to... [Read More]

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August 15th, 2012 10:38pm
Reviewed by Dokter jonas
The Show Doctor is a book that immediately enter my 'Must Have" list.
And when I have it. There's no remorse.
This Book is a great book to read. It's not only show how magicians can improve their performances, bu it also help me find another meaning of what I have to know about magic itself. It give more understanding how is magic should be.

So, Buy it, Read it, Then improve your performance and understanding of magic.
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