Additional Resources to Spark Your Magical Creativity:


A Small Sampling of Interesting Books for Further Reading


How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day by Michael Gelb, Published by Delacorte Press, 1998

Improvisation for the Theater by Viola Spolin, Northwestern University Press - Copyright 1963

The Innovation Algorithm by Genrich Altshuller, Published by the Technical Innovation Center, Inc., 1999, 2000

Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step by Edward De Bono, Harper Collins, Published 1990

Magic by Misdirection, Showmanship for Magicians and The Trick Brain all by Dariel Fitzkee, published by Lloyd Jones Magic Limited, 1943-44

Magic & Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers by Henning Nelms, Published by Dover Publications, 1969

Six Thinking Hats by Edward De Bono, Little, Brown & Company, Published 1999

Theater Games for Rehearsal: A Director’s Handbook by Viola Spolin, Northwestern University Press - Published 1985

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, Published by Adventine Press, 2004. Originally published 1937.

Towards a Poor Theatre by Jerzy Growtowski, Published by Simon & Shuster’s Clarion Books, 1968

At Work with Grotowski by Thomas Richards, Published by Routeledge, 1995

ThinkerToys by Michael Michalko, Published by Ten Speed Press, 206


Music Resources


• Leonard Bernstein - Young People’s Concerts / New York Philharmonic (1961) (Available on DVD) - A great education in music appreciation.


• Opus One Productions (


o These people produce wonderful, affordable royalty-free music. Not only do their disks contain a wide variety of different musical styles - perfect for use with the exercises in this book - but when you buy them, you are also buying performance rights, so you can use them “guilt free.”