Penguin Live Online Lecture 2 (march 22nd, 2015) by David Regal
“David Regal’s magic is just sensational.” – Jim Steinmeyer
“David Regal is diabolical.” – Lance Burton
“David Regal has been a wellspring of clever magic ideas for more than 20 years.” – Jamy Ian Swiss
“David Regal’s approach to magic made me one hundred thousand dollars.” – C. Thomas Howell
What will he teach?
To set this lecture apart from the standard show-a-trick/teach-a-trick format, David has decided to break down a complete act he recently performed in the Close-Up Gallery of The Magic Castle. He will discuss the methods he uses to assemble an act as well as the methods of the effects performed. Topics will include:
- Why Perform an “act”?
- Establishing a Theme
The tricks will include:
Clarity Box – Customizing the box, its workings and applications, plus a new routine.
All-Good Card Warp – The classic effect… with all the hinky parts removed.
Return of The Miser – Jerry Andrus’ brilliant Miser’s Miracle, with a new ending.
My Friend’s New Place – My popular mouse chop cup routine, with a new easy-to-make prop.
Close to My Heart – A brand new routine with a pocket-sized photo frame.
Zig-Zag Card Box – An application of Tenyo’s Zig-Zag Cigarette to a playing card box.
Who is he?
David Regal is a writer and magician. He is currently the magic producer for television’s The Carbonaro Effect, and the author of the critically acclaimed book Approaching Magic, in addition to the best-selling Close-up & Personal, and Constant Fooling (Volumes 1 and 2). His magic was also the subject of Star Quality – The Magic of David Regal written by Harry Lorayne. An alumnus of the comedy group Chicago City Limits, Regal has written for shows ranging from Rugrats to Everybody Loves Raymond. He has performed at the Magic Castle hundreds of times, is a two-time recipient of the “Lecturer of the Year” award from the Academy of Magical Arts, and has received the Academy’s Creative Fellowship. Tricks of his design are performed around the world.