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Him, Tarbell, Hay Mussey — with those three for a foundation, you cover most of magic and the skill of acting insofar as magic. For me, “Magic and Showmanship” transformed me from a trickster into a theatrical conjuror.

Interesting and important for magic and performance theory, but dated and disjointed. Preview — Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms.

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Well, why wouldn’t I be? Greg, do you remember Kirk Stiles from our younger days in south Florida?

Published April 13th by Dover Publications first published June Sophie Smith hands me the book and says, if you’re serious about being a performer, you must have this book. Magic and Showmanship is an excellent book.

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Apr 22, David rated it really liked it. This book actually came as a recommendation from a writing workshop I attended qnd month. Miguelo rated it really liked it Jun 26, A Handbook for Conjurers by Henning Nelms.

Jun 12, Mary Catelli rated it it was amazing Shelves: In Dodd Vicker’s interview with Jim Callahan on Magicc Newswire, Jim mentioned that he was given a copy of Henning Nelms’ book “Magic and Showmanship” when he was young and the book still influences his presentations today. Those were halcyon days. I’ve never heard of your three recommendations either. It is a dense read with a lot of theory aand makes you think about magic in ways you never had.

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

Jun 18, Rob rated it liked it Shelves: A reading for the magician interested in the historical aspect of presentation. Even when he talks about misdirection — writers want to misdirect. In my estimation these two books stand out in mentalism for focusing on appearances, not methods.

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Of course, I remember Kirk.

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If you haven’t heard the term, 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. Aug 03, Randy Hulshizer rated it liked it.

Trivia About Magic and Showman Heninng “Smellin'” spelled sideways, sort of.

I didn’t want magiic. Jan 03, Jeffrey rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We had a club that was filled with some brilliant guys that have been forgotten in these days: Nov 21, Where it is good.