Professor's Nightmare The Awakening by Ron Dayton - Book
The Professor's Nightmare- Everyone knows it and does it, and audiences STILL love it. One of the biggest challenges is finding a presentation that is both unique and interesting, particularly when you know of other performer's in your market using the same old patter.
Enter Ron Dayton and "Professor's Nightmare- The Awakening" Written By Ron Dayton, aka KOTAH with a Foreword by Ed Solomon. This 6 X 9 soft cover book is 48 pages, and 20 new routines for the tried and tested Professor's Nightmare. You won't find special slick moves, or any methodology in this book. You WILL find 20 new routines for the professor's nightmare everything from Gospel to Bizarre, Comedic to serious. Ron has variations using chains, Dr Frankenstein flowers, Dog leashes, Tape measures and more!
Ron Dayton is one of the treasures of magic. He has authored countless books and invented tens of dozens of tricks- many of which you may do today without knowing their origin.
Ron's interests are varied and wide, and he is a talented writer. He is also a deep thinker and deep person. Deep persons and deep thinkers are often moody and sentimental- Ron is no exception. You will see the moodiness within these stories not in anger or sadness but in variety of styles themes and tones. In this I was most impressed as I read these presentations.
Within the 20 routines contained herein, the brief directions or notes are given parenthetically, while all the rest of the text represents spoken words. Much of Ron's writing must be read aloud and approached as prose to get a feel for how it is to be delivered, where the pauses go, and how to tell the story for maximum impact.
Some of these routines will fit your tastes as is, others will be springboards for your creativity. One thing is certain, you will never look at the Professor's Nightmare the same way again!
Pages 40 - Softbound