Parlour Performance

Parlour magic is done for larger audiences than a close-up performance, but for smaller audiences than a stage show. It is more intimate than a stage show because it doesn’t require expensive, large-scale stage equipment and can thus be performed closer to the audience without the need of an actual stage. It was a popular choice of entertainment among the upper echelon of society during the turn of the 20th Century, where a skilled prestidigitator would be invited to entertain party guests.

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