“I have never seen a mentalist to compare with him.” –Dai Vernon
“The most creative mind in magic.” –Orson Welles
“This man is dangerous.” –Muhammad Ali
What will he teach?
Orson Welles wrote that Max Maven has “the most creative mind in magic.” Here’s your chance to find out why.
Max Maven has performed around the world, with hundreds of television credits and over two thousand tricks, essays and articles in print. He’ll bring that knowledge and experience to Penguin Live, for a teaching session you won’t soon forget.
As you would expect, the emphasis will be on mentalism, but with ideas that can be applied to every type of magic. You’ll learn commercial, practical effects that will fool you first, and delight your audiences later. Be prepared for offbeat plots and intriguing methods, with a special emphasis on aspects of psychology and audience management.
The lecture will include material that Max has never taught before, including a cunning book test, intimate mindreading using business cards, baffling hands-off card work, and a curious use of the Internet.
Your host for this event will be the canny and insightful Michael Weber, who will discuss details with Max that address your questions, in real time.