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Topic: Escapologist for close up?
Message: Posted by: Oge (Jul 28, 2004 05:03AM)
Is it can work?..doin escapologist for close up?..
Message: Posted by: Dr_Stephen_Midnight (Jul 28, 2004 05:34AM)
Within reason, as part of a close-up magic show. I'm assuming you mean traditional close-up (sitting at a table).

An entire act of escapes for close-up, however, would get monotonous, since it would likely center on hand-binding restraints.

As a departure from cards, coins, and the usual effects for close-up, it would not hurt to introduce an escape from a set of thumbcuffs or a light Siberian chain, etc. at the close-up table. I would, though, simply add these as part of a more traditional close-up magic routine.

Message: Posted by: Avrakdavra (Jul 28, 2004 07:07AM)
"Get the maitre d', honey; that magician has chained himself to our table again..."
Message: Posted by: Reis O'Brien (Jul 28, 2004 10:44AM)
I could see a nice little thumbcuff routine fitting in nicely with some close up effects. But I'd leave the water torture cell at home.
Message: Posted by: rtgreen (Jul 28, 2004 12:55PM)
Siberian Chain Escape would play very nicely close-up. I can also imagine a thumb tie being entertaining. However, I'm not too sure how a realistic "struggling" escape would work. I think it would make people uncomfortable.

Its an interesting idea to think about...
Message: Posted by: Chimp (Jul 29, 2004 09:13AM)
Are there many magicians today practicing Houdini-style "big" escapes?
Message: Posted by: Dr_Stephen_Midnight (Jul 29, 2004 09:45AM)

Yes, a great many...but not for close-up :).

Message: Posted by: DrNorth (Aug 1, 2004 06:17PM)
Hey! Avra, How about, WAITER!! There is a magician in a straight jacket hanging over our table, again
Message: Posted by: mattisdx (Aug 1, 2004 06:59PM)
Thumbcuffs would definatley work :D
Message: Posted by: jsmagus (Aug 1, 2004 08:01PM)
I personaly have done the 100 Ft. Rope escape as an ending to a close up show. Went over pretty good. Especially since I let a couple of hecklers from earlier on tie me up.
Message: Posted by: Richard Evans (Aug 3, 2004 02:36PM)
Handcuffs (or wristcuffs)

These would all work as part of a close-up act. I suppose you could also include some sort of mail bag escape, but I think that's heading towards parlour-type tricks. Not something you'd do as a stroll-around - or maybe there's a gap in the market!
Message: Posted by: Oge (Aug 4, 2004 06:14AM)
Thanks to all that's very helpfull...now I'm doing Thumb cuffs, Thumb tie,Handcuffs n litlle bit ring anf string..
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Aug 9, 2004 07:45AM)
I've actually seen a Magician who does strolling in a Casino restaurant doing thumbcuffs...

So, it can and has been done...

So as Nike would put it...

"Just do it!"

Message: Posted by: Margarette (Aug 10, 2004 07:59PM)
On 2004-08-01 19:17, DrNorth wrote:
Hey! Avra, How about, WAITER!! There is a magician in a straight jacket hanging over our table, again

Hey, you've seen my show!!! :bg: