Richard Kaufman wrote:I think it would make for a good topic for discussion, and I'm curious what the rest of you think about it.
As much as I respect Mr. Beckwith's theatrical and management expertise, my reaction to his comments was similar to yours.
And although I equally respect and admire Mr. Tempest as a magic creator and performer, I must say that I'm dismayed by the direction he's moving in vis-a-vis performing/demonstrating a trick on the Internet and then explaining how it was accomplished.
Needless to say, he's entitled to do what he wants with his creations, but in my book what he's doing on the Internet, while arguably subtler, is in many ways no different than what Val Valentino has been doing on television. (Minus the mask, of course.)