Theater

Today is World Theatre Day. And even if I am a magician, quite often I see myself as a theater person, due to my background and interests. Here is a text that I just came across, that reflects why I think that. All that the author says about theater, I would have written about magic.

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Helder Guimaraes
IN PROGRESS - “INVISIBLE TANGO” (PART 7)

Once the information is organized, it’s time to “simply” write. I put the word “simply” between quotation marks because it’s not really that simple or easy. Nevertheless, there are many essays, books, and articles that talk about how one should write – rules that can help guide one’s process and learning curve into creating a script. There is a famous quote, wrongly attributed to Ernest Hemingway, that says: “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Although the origin of it might be from Paul Gallico in 1946 or even earlier, I believe that there is more than meets the eye to this feeling.

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Helder Guimaraes
Creative Time

Any creative process needs some random input. I don’t think I have ever been part of any project where what happens in my life at the time of the creation does not affect the final outcome of what I am producing. It’s natural, and it’s human. And this is something I believe only adds to the final result. But what happens when you force this input? Is it still considered random? Will this more methodical approach destroy the nature of these causalities? Let me explain how I view this matter.

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Helder Guimaraes