MAGIC AND SHOWMANSHIP A HANDBOOK FOR CONJURERS PDF

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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It’s better than almost any of the thousands of “how to write” volumes you find out there. This book is about stagecraft, not street magic although many of the principles showmansip work just as well for the casual performer. This a book on the psychology of performing, of winning an audience, and is a very well written book on the subject as well.

Roger Woods rated it really liked it Showmanahip 06, Not Enabled Word Wise: Jan 03, Jeffrey rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Like theatrical presentations, conjuring is an art of illusion.

This book actually came as a recommendation from a writing workshop I attended last month.

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

This is, as the title clearly states, a book on Showmanship – this is a book on how to entertain, not just do tricks or illusions. I found it at just the right time in my life.

The writing reads like a manual. Isaac Rodriguez rated it liked it Jan 04, Optimised for larger screens. The tricks are pretty confusing and don’t really make sense but the theory is just right. Richard Baker rated it it was ok Dec 02, I even picked it up because it was recommended as such.

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Absolutely amazing book, so much incredibly useful information not just for magicians but for any variety of performer or directors.

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

Took me a little while to “get it” but it worked! I was a little puzzled at first but dove right in. A reading for the magician interested in the historical aspect of presentation.

Become a professi The tricks are pretty confusing and don’t really make sense but the theory is just right. You must engage your audience and make them showmansship to see you. No trivia or quizzes yet. Jason rated it it was amazing Jan 05, I still prefer Strong Magic by Darwin Ortiz for a clearer course structure and better suited to our modern minds.

The showmanship chapters of this book are sure to increase the quality of any stage and personal performance. Since it was published in and is still in print, it’s probably a good book on being a conjurer, for reference or if you want to do it. Miguel Jaramillo rated it it was amazing Apr 22, Goodreads helps jandbook keep track of books you want to read. No wonder it is suggested in “Mysterious Stranger” by David Blaine.

Want to Read saving…. See our Returns Policy. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. As an aside, one of the best quotes I’ve heard about writing came about indirectly from this shiwmanship. Magic and Showmanship is a book I recommend to all my writing students.

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Gareth Witty rated it it was amazing May 28, This is NOT a book hansbook tricks or illusions. I can’t recommend it as such, as I read to learn how to write.

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Every professional magician should read this and treat this as one of their “go-to” books. If you know your tricks, this book will improve your presentation. Jun 08, Louis-philippe Morier rated it liked it. A Handbook for Conjurers by Henning Nelms. David rated it it was amazing Nov 25, I thought it might be more philosophical so I was dissappointed. I’m reading it as the latter.

Apr 22, David rated it really liked it. Become a professional entertainer.

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers by Henning Nelms

Jan 09, Jhk rated it really liked it. Pauley rated it it was amazing Nov 07, Every magician who wants to perform magic for lay audience should read this book. 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.

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