About the Book
THE HIT AND RUN MAGICIANS HANDBOOK
Do you want to learn how to make a living from doing close-up magic on the streets? Learn how to approach spectators, and show them tricks that impress them so much they want to pay? In this new book Owen Lean teaches exactly that!
In 2006 Owen Lean graduated with what is thought to be the worlds first ever degree in street magic. He now makes his living travelling the world and performing street shows.
When he started at University however, he hit upon a completely unique way of making money by doing magic on the street – a method that has become known as Hit And Run magic. In this book Owen shares the secrets of how to perform close up magic on the streets, in a style similar to that of David Blaine or Criss Angel, professionally. He teaches you the secrets of how to approach spectators, how to create an act that works for you, and how to make money while doing it.
Anyone who is considering performing street magic but looking for an easy place to start, anybody who wants a place to train there skills in close up magic, or anyone just looking to get out on the streets and have fun should not be without this indispensable guide.
Praise for Owen Lean:
"Owen Lean, fast paced, eccentric nutty street magician. F***ing brilliant pretty much sums him up!” - TV magician Keith Barry
"Lean is carrying the flag of great british street performers" – Gazzo
"Lean gives a sharp upbeat performance, entertaining even those without the remotest interest in magic... Can he change the world? With magic, anything is possible!" - Jennifer May: The Irish Times
"Owen Lean's close up magic is the most exciting thing I've ever experienced" - Professor Dennis Kennedy, Editor of The Oxford Encyclopaedia of Theater And Performance
“His theory and practice of magic demonstrates that rare combination of useful scholarship and quality entertainment.” - Dr. Matthew Causey, Senior Lecturer in Drama, TCD.