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Episode 35 – The Plausibility Question


One of the strongest dividers between the arts of mentalism compared to that of magic is the believability factor. This plausibility can often be so important to acts that it can overshadow the entertainment factor. It is really required or can we move forward without it?


In this episode Mark, from the United States wants me to talk about the importance of plausibility with regards to entertainment and engagement.

How important is plausibility? Can you be entertaining and engaging without it, or is a level of realism required in order to give a more impactful experience?

Some of the things I mention in this episode that may help you:

‘An Actor Prepares’ by Constantin Stanislavski

‘The Empty Space’ by Peter Brook

‘Building a Character’ by Constantin Stanislavski


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Comment (1)

  1. Paul Brook October 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Which would you prefer, plausibility or entertainment value, if you could only choose one?

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