13 Steps to Mentalism by Corinda Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms Deeper and Deeper by Jonathan Chase Fooling Houdini by Alex Stone Hiding. Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers. Front Cover. Henning Nelms. Courier Corporation, – Body, Mind & Spirit – pages. Nelms’ book is one of the most dog-eared ones on my shelf and is always within easy reach. For me, “Magic and Showmanship” transformed.

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Vicente rated mafic really liked it Nov 05, Thomas Henry Special user Posts. Thanks for the lead. A reading for the magician interested in the historical aspect of presentation. When I was a kid I had over a half dozen magic books, and that’s the only one I read cover to cover, every single word.

I can’t magkc it as such, as I read to learn how to write. I remember it being as creepy as the book. To ask other readers questions about Magic and Showmanshipplease sign up. This page was created in 0.

Devising your magic system where the author cites fantasy literature as much better than most conjurersgiving characters roles an This is a how-to-write book. Dhowmanship an aside, one of the best quotes I’ve heard about writing came about indirectly from this work.


Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

Be the first to ask a question about Magic and Showmanship. Hemning, my copy of Nelms has more glossing than text at this pointliterally. Magic and Showmanship is an excellent book.

Not so overtly, but you want to be able to set things up without the reader going — look, setup! Roger Woods rated it really liked it Sep 06, Paperbackpages. I still prefer Strong Magic by Darwin Ortiz for a clearer course structure and better suited to our modern minds.

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

The setup, the hook, the pull, the build, the tension, characters, and climax. Once I started learning the theories behind my magic and mentalism my performances improved dramatically.

No trivia or quizzes yet. If you wanted Linking Rings and you didn’t know much about magic Jun 18, Rob rated it liked it Shelves: Nov 05, Ali Schultz rated it it was amazing Shelves: Become a professi The tricks are pretty confusing and don’t really make sense but the theory is just right.


Iain, thanks for the tip. Took me a little w This book actually came as a recommendation from a writing workshop I attended last month. Of particular interest is a chapter on body language, posture, positioning and movement. Become a professional entertainer. Him, Tarbell, Hay Mussey — with those three for a foundation, you cover most of magic and the skill of acting insofar as magic.

Can you supply author’s names? Those were halcyon days. I’ve never heard of your three recommendations either.

Jun 12, Mary Catelli rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m reading it as the latter. Steve rated it really liked it Feb 07, Took me a little while to “get it” but it worked! Greg Arce Inner circle Posts. Drop one and you’re done. Bill Gebhards rated it it was amazing Nov 22,