Now, Geoff, just looking at many of the stupid looking props with their poorly stenciled designs featuring all kinds of overspray is rather comical. Watching the magic props for sale on ebay is in itself entertaining. The glowing descriptions describing beautiful "stencil work" and design are a distinct contrast with what is shown in the images of these "vintage" or "rare" props. When a 15 year old brings out some prop with its supposedly oriental decoration then describes how he picked up this item on his last tour of the orient, I really have to chuckle. Ah, presentation at its best!Originally posted by Geoff Latta:
Topic: Prop Magicians Are Boring?
Not in the same sense. To me, the word "prop" in "prop magician" is defined as something which bears no resemblance to anything one might normally run into and does all the work (or most of it, at any rate) for you.Originally posted by Eric DeCamps:
Would you consider the Okito box a prop?
That being said (and granted), there is some truth to the contention that the more investment a performance involves, the less boring the performance is.Originally posted by Pete Biro:
Props don't bore people, magicians do. :whack:
Thank you, Pete. I reiterate my original thought that started this thread:Originally posted by Pete Biro:
Kaps... destroy audiences with the spot card, professor's nightmare, chinese sticks...
And when he did his close up NO Phoney Patter... just his charming personality.
Again, I say, props are not boring it is the performer that CAN BE BORING...
Prop magicians are probably not as entertaining as live magiciains. Maybe at DisneyLand they could be close though.Originally posted by Jon A. Hand:
Originally posted by Pete Biro:
[b] props are not boring it is the performer that CAN BE BORING...