In Act One: The Pledge shows the ordinary.
In Act Two: The Turn, the ordinary becomes extraordinary.
In Act Three: The Prestige, the twist occurs and we see something shocking.
How funny to have discovered that film making also uses the 3 Act structure in their storytelling attempt.
Moreover, being a Magician myself we as the illustrive members of a secret society named The Magic Circle have developed Principles of Magic Tricks. In short, a principle is
When applied to a Magic Trick, each trick follows a certain principle. In addition, each trick has the 3 Act structure as mentioned at the beginning.
My attempt is to draw up a matrix that relates the Magic Trick Three Act to the Magic Trick Principles.
This is how it will look as a first listing... with more Principles to follow. But then again, I will now explain the Principles themselves. That's to be known to Magicians only, sorry.
|Principle of Restored Rope||A rope is shown.||The Rope is cut in halves.||The rope is restored.|
The beauty of these principles is that they can cover a wide range of applications. For example, I have performed the same Principle of Restored Rope with the electronic wire of an ironing apparatus....after I unplugged it from the power socket of course ;o)