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Pop Haydn’s Lecture Notes ~ Creating the Magic Routine


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These are the comprehensive notes for Pop Haydn’s lecture on the art or routining magic, Creating the Magic Routine. Twentynine dense pages with live links to videos books and other important resources.

Pop Haydn started out as a street performer in the 1960’s, and has worked all over the world in every type of venue. He is a six-time award winner at the Magic Castle. Pop will talk about the psychology and the process of  routining magic. He will discuss the philosophical principles that underlie his approach to magic using his own original routines to illustrate his thinking.

He will explain how to use patter to strengthen the effect of the trick and to develop humor out of the situation rather than through “lines” and jokes. The routines he will be discussing include both stage and close up magic, and are all award-winning routines designed for real world situations. He teaches useful principles and sleights and ruses that can be applied to any routine.

Stage: Four Ring Routine, the Mongolian Pop Knot, and the Six Card Trick and The Teleportation Device

Close Up: Chicago Surprise, Multiple Peeked Cards to Pocket, Specific Resonance, Intricate Web of Distraction (color-changing knives).

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Pop Haydn to Lecture at the Magic Castle February 24th


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Pop Haydn with his Teleportation Device

POP HAYDN LECTURE

February 24th, 2013

Magic Castle, Hollywood

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

For Magician Members Only

The Magic Castle’s favorite character, Pop Haydn, will offer a new lecture on “Acting in Magic.” Pop Haydn is a six-time recipient of performing “Magician of the Year” awards at the Magic Castle, and is a past vice-president of the Magic Castle.

With his own persona firmly in place, Pop will address the basics of acting, character development and the theater of magic.

He’ll speak on what magicians need to know about the actor’s craft to improve magicians’ performances and strengthen their magic.

Pop will also be performing in the Close-Up Gallery of the Magic Castle, Feb 18-24.

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