A Complete Silk Act

One of the perennial topics in these parts goes something like this: “I’ve signed up for a talent show. What should I do?” Let me make a suggestion, under the rubric “everything old is new again.” In Jean Hugard’s Silken Sorcery (1937), the last chapter describes the Stillwell Silk Act. Here’s what Hugard says: CHAPTER XII THEContinue reading “A Complete Silk Act”

Maine RenFaire

Looking for something to do this summer?  By July we should be well into the After Times, so — look for the Before Times with the Maine Renaissance Faire. Four days:  July 17, 18, 24, and 25. This is a lot of fun, great performances, interesting food, and a wonderful site.  One of the performersContinue reading “Maine RenFaire”

Plagues Gone Past

Where are the plagues of yesteryear? So there I was, reading Fifty Years in the Magic Circle by Signor Blitz (the memoirs of a mid-19th-century magician) when I saw this bit (pp. 58-59):   Irish Wit. During the season, a band of Russian horn-players appeared at the Theatre Royal. Their style of music was originalContinue reading “Plagues Gone Past”

A Complete Silk Act

One of the perennial topics in these parts goes something like this: “I’ve signed up for a talent show. What should I do?” Let me make a suggestion, under the rubric “everything old is new again.” In Jean Hugard’s Silken Sorcery (1937), the last chapter describes the Stillwell Silk Act. Here’s what Hugard says: CHAPTER XII THEContinue reading “A Complete Silk Act”

Puppet Theater Magic Contest 2020

Best of Boston Magic Contest Wednesday, February 12 at the Puppet Showplace Theater 32 Station St Brookline, MA 02445 Contest starts at 7:30 pm The Contest Assembly Nine’s traditional Best of Boston Magic Contest takes place on Wednesday, February 12. The contest is open to any and all magicians wishing to compete. It is aContinue reading “Puppet Theater Magic Contest 2020”

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