Bob Read Collection (4 DVD Set) - DVD

Bob Read Collection (4 DVD Set) - DVD

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Robert Graham Read ("Bob" to one & all) was one of the unique figures in magic. Bob was the greatest magician the United Kingdom has ever produced. His comedy, his magic, & their combination was unique & produced a rolling wave of hysteria in his audiences that few magicians other than Juan Tamariz, David Williamson, Bill Malone, & Tom Mullica have been able to match. He was also a dogged-researcher & historian/collector, specializing in the early history of magic in London & images of magicians performing the cups & balls. This unique 4-DVD set contains over eight hours of Bob Read's performances, ranging from 1976 through 2005, including all of his most famous routines. Several lectures are also included in which many of the routines are taught, along with Bob's ideas & theories about comedy. You'll get to see Bob perform his incredible "Bottle Production," "$100 Glass Through Table," "Transpo Tumbler," "Knife Through Coat," "Quasimodo Card Trick," "D(I)ice Stacking," "Gypsy Torn & Restored Thread," "Impromptu Cups & Balls," "Four Coin Production with Handkerchief," & much more. Many of these routines are also thoroughly explained. Also included are two historical lectures Bob gave, one on the history of prints of the cups & balls over the last 300 years, the second on the search for the mysterious author of parts of one of magic history's most famous books, the Annals of Conjuring. Let Bob also take you on a walk through magical London, pointing out the sites where interesting magic tidbits took place over the past 400 years. Sit in on a private interview Richard Kaufman conducted with Bob in which he explains the true secrets of misdirection & comedy magic. Also included on this set are pdf files of all seven of Bob Read's publications, Thanks to Pepys, What You Get is What I Do, "Knife Through Coat," "Bottle Production," "$100 Glass Through Table," "Transpo Tumbler," & "Penultimate Cups & Balls." The entire issue of Genii dedicated to Bob & his work from 2004 is also included. All told, these four DVDs encapsulate the life of one of magic's greatest practitioners. Disc One Running Time Approximately 2hrs 14minDisc Two Running Time Approximately 2hrs 6minDisc Three Running Time Approximately 2hrs 20minDisc Four Running Time Approximately 75min
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