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disbelief
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I prefer acts set to music with no talking
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Key lines of dialogue may, when necessary, be conveyed by the use of title cards.

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It seems to me, that a magician can use a combination of patter, mime and music if he wants to and David Copperfield springs to mind.
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It depends on the venue. A noisy restaurant or night club I prefer a silent act. Too often individuals miss out what the performer are trying to convey in a noisy environment. Settings in a theatre atmosphere I prefer a great show with either talking or silent act.
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The audio technology redefining theatre

https://www.inavateonthenet.net/features......-theatre

Actually, I quite liked the old days when theatre actors overacted and projected their voices: there was something magical and otherworldly about it all.
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Depends on the performer. I like silent but I also like talking if the talker is an entertaining talker.
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What is so wonderful about our magic is the entirely irrational is proved by entirely rational means. There are or ought to be two sides to it: entertainment and magic, that is regardless of whether it is silent or not. A guy producing doves can be magic but it can also be boring it is only magic and no drama.
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I agree with critter. I have seen each that kept my attention and I have also seen each that could make a freight train want to take a dirt road out.
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On Aug 27, 2022, Wravyn wrote:
I agree with critter. I have seen each that kept my attention and I have also seen each that could make a freight train want to take a dirt road out.

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When I was younger it was all about the silent acts. Illusionists and manipulation. But as I grow I find more interest in acts that have psychological depth. Such as mentalism. And I now actually find myself bored by illusionists and manipulation.
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A fella must be careful about what he says and does not say about his apparent ability to control the outer world with his inner world: especially when he is bending spoons.
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