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From the author of Malefecium, we present this unique introduction to the medcine show.
The Magic Of The Medicine Show By Paul Prater
Some Of The Sections:
History of the Medicine show- great background material on what the medicine show really was and from where it evolved. Must know stuff if you want to create such a show.
Patent Medicine- ah yes, even in the good old days the drug companies knew the value of promotion!
The Medicine show pitch Character and how to develop your own.
How Paul advertised and promotes.
Diagrams of the signs and tables Paul uses.
Where to perform the show and how to market, and those of you with your own mini side shows will be delighted with the way Paul combined his medicine show and side show exhibits!
The basic routines used by Paul, ways to create and adapt the props, tips and techniques and more.
This is a good basic text and starting place and includes a 30 minutes DVD showing a performance of the medicine show for a live audience...
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Pages: 101 - Softbound, includes DVD