Like theatrical presentations, conjuring is an art of illusion. A magician skilled in the craft is able to convince an audience that he or she can read minds. Highly instructive book by a noted authority on the subject analyzes every phase of conjuring, from sleights, devices, misdirection, and controlling audience. Like theatrical presentations, conjuring is an art of illusion. A magician skilled in the craft is able to convince an audience that he or she can.
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Well, why wouldn’t I be? If you know your tricks, this book will improve your presentation.
Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers by Henning Nelms
I still prefer Strong Magic by Darwin Ortiz for a clearer course structure and better suited to our modern minds. Preview — Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item?
As an showmahship, one of the best quotes I’ve heard about writing came about indirectly from this work. Also included are some 60 original routines — from simple card tricks to such major illusions as having the performer suddenly appear at stage center.
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The showmanship chapters of this vor are sure to increase the quality of any stage and conjuregs performance. This book actually came as a recommendation from a writing workshop I attended last month. Amazon Prime Music Stream millions of songs, ad-free.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Kim Pallister rated it liked it Oct 01, A reading for the magician interested in the historical aspect of presentation. View all 3 comments. I’m reading it as the latter. Enabled Average Customer Review: This book should be one of the books that are read and referred to in every magicians library.
A great book that details how to get and direct an audience’s attention.
Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers
Want to Read saving…. A magician skilled in the craft is able to convince an audience that he or she can read minds, communicate with the spirit world, make objects appear or disappear, and perform other acts of seemingly genuine magic. Richard Baker rated it it was ok Dec sowmanship, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Anyone interested in mayic arts. Habdbook source of information, where all eyes ought to be.
I highly recommend this book to those who seek a profession in this area. Books by Henning Nelms. Sam rated it it was amazing Sep 03, This is NOT a book of tricks or illusions. Be the first to ask a question about Magic and Showmanship. It’s better than almost any of the thousands of “how to write” volumes you find out there.
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I found it at just the right time in my life. Even when he talks about misdirection — writers want to misdirect.
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Took me conjurwrs little w This book actually came as a recommendation from a writing workshop I attended last month. Not so overtly, but you want to be able to set things up without the reader going — look, setup!
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