A stage magician will have a specific set of props and costumes particular to his show, but his routine will inevitably follow the same basic format as other magicians. Each will by necessity follow an optimal sequence required for ‘magic’ to occur. If he does not do this then he will quickly find himself out of business. The audience want to believe in the magic, or at least they want to be credibly challenged by it. Therefore the props and the timing all serve to deliver the punch line at the opportune moment; the moment when the audience ‘ascends’ to that sweet spot of wondrous rapture. The moment in which, even if just for a second, they believe. So in that respect all magicians are very much alike; the magic they demonstrate is all the same magic.
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