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MarkTirone
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Hey Guys! I am making my transition from simple close up table magic to stand up magician. None of the effects I perform use a table, But I'm wondering if I should still use a table on the stage anyway. I don't really need a ditch box unless I just put a magician's top hat on it and make it play into the show. Everything I do works out of the pockets. I keep my coins, cards, ropes, sponges etc. in my pockets. So should I still have some sort of a table anyway on the stage? I don't want to interupt the show focus by getting it in the way but I know it may serve me some well even if I just keep a deck of cards and a pen on it. Any suggestions?
KeithP
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Go with your gut. No table.

Me? I'm loaded down with a lot of tables, props, etc. But I would get rid of any piece I don't use or doesn't absolutely have to be there because it adds to the show.

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Father Photius
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Based on what you have said, I'd say, forget the table. It would just be in the way. I watched Daryl do a 1 hr show with no table. It isn't new.
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Maybe the cane to table works for you.
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JamesTong
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On 2008-10-16 23:33, Father Photius wrote:
Based on what you have said, I'd say, forget the table. It would just be in the way. I watched Daryl do a 1 hr show with no table. It isn't new.


I agree too. If you can manage out of the pockets, then a table will not serve any purpose. But if you want to add an extra prop or two (something that cannot fit inside a pocket) then a table would be useful.
Paddy
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Jimmy Talksalot has a book on busking that talks about his act. He works without a table all the time and cleans up.
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Lawrence O
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What about having a routine looking the same with and without table but taking advantage of both situations.
I have a one coin routine which looks exactly the same but is technically very different whether I do it sittting at a diner table (using lapping) or standing in a coktail (using sleeving).
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