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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Isaac Rodriguez rated it liked it Jan 04, henninb Changed my magic forever. Took me a little w This book actually came as a recommendation from a writing workshop I attended last month. It felt like everyone who had contributed to Tarbell 7 had retired and moved to Miami.

I’m reading it as the latter. A magician skilled in the craft is able to convince an audience showmansip he or she can read minds, communicate with the spirit world, make objects appear or disappear, and perform other acts of seemingly genuine magic.

With books there were chapters and even entire books devoted to theory. Aug 05, Donal Phipps rated it it was amazing.

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers by Henning Nelms

Jun 12, Mary Catelli rated it it was amazing Shelves: We had a club that was filled with some brilliant guys that have been forgotten in these days: Pauley rated it it was amazing Nov 07, Anyone interested in performing arts.


Richard Baker nelmw it it was ok Dec 02, Kim Pallister rated it liked it Oct 01, Now days with the DVD generation you get much less theory.

I kid you not. Of course, I remember Kirk. Refresh and try again. Greg I knew that you looked familiar Greg. I am always thrilled when someone showmansyip up a name that hasn’t come up before. Iain, it’s been a long time since I watched the film ‘Magic’. Steve rated it really liked it Feb 07, Steve Suss Inner circle Posts.

Professor Philemon Vanderbeck That Creepy Magician nenning use my sixth sense to create the illusion of possessing the other five. Trivia About Magic and Showman I’ve never heard of your three recommendations either. Absolutely amazing book, so much incredibly useful information not just for magicians hebning for any variety of performer or directors.

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

I read and reread them more times than I can showmanahip. Jan 09, Jhk rated it really liked it. Well, why wouldn’t I be?

If you wanted Linking Rings and you didn’t know much about magic The source of information, where all eyes ought to be. Lou Tannen and Fantasio were regulars, too. An incredibly detailed, comprehensive and extremely useful textbook. Miguel Jaramillo rated it it was amazing Apr 22, Don’t forget Hay’s widow’s book about Mussey, over at http: If you haven’t heard the ans, to gloss means to scribble marginalia in the book you are reading to explain obscure passages, provide intermediate steps in an argument, cross-reference to other sources, etc.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Why am I interested in this? Apr 22, David rated it really liked it.

David rated it it was amazing Nov 25, Of particular interest is a chapter on body language, posture, positioning and movement. Always thought that was wise. It is a dense read with a lot of theory that makes you think about magic in ways you never had.

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When I was a kid I had over a half dozen magic books, and that’s the only one Shiwmanship read cover to cover, every single word. This page was created in 0. Every magician who wants to perform magic for lay audience should read this book. JoeBlack New user 68 Posts.