In the late sixties, my friend, our mentor and honorary member of our magic club in Wuppertal, V.J. ASTOR, wrote a series of articles about acting and directing for magicians. These articles were published in several magazines, first in “Magische Welt” in Germany, then in “Magigram” in England and also in France(sorry, I dont remember the name of the magazine). Some years later he published a revised and extended version as a book, which is now out of print for a long time and is much sought after by magic students. This is the reason why a young German dealer will produce a new edition very soon(second time sorry, if you dont speak German, but perhaps is there anybody out there, who will bring it out for the English speaking world). Viktor (Astor) is now 79 years old. He is from Hungary originally and has spent more than 40 years of his life as a pro. In January he was honored by the German Magic Circle. They gave him a kind of literary fellowship for his writings.
He is still an active member of our club, and helps young magicians to get on their way, as he did before with a lot of others (for example, Gerd Promper).
Greetings from Germany