Houdini on the Secrets of Magic (Kindle Edition) by Harry Houdini (Author)
"For those people that want to know how it's done". A very rare and exciting book by the worlds greatest magician - Escape artist Harry Houdini. Houdiini spent his life in studying magic. while he traveled around the world as a performer he was also watching and collecting magic tricks and illusions from many different cultures.
This comprehensive and practical survey examines the technical and design aspects of play production, including scene design and construction, lighting, sound, costume, and makeup. Design is presented as both an art closely integrated with the director’s, actor’s, and playwright’s vision, and a craft that provides practical solutions for the physical manipulation of stage space. Health and safety precautions for the backstage crew appear throughout in boxes labeled “Safety Tips,” and “Design Inspiration” boxes show how professional designers create the desired look.