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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Always thought that was wise. Greg One of my favorite quotes: In fact, for the past 12 years I’ve been working on an annotated Nelms, but am nowhere near the quarter point in the project.

An incredibly detailed, comprehensive suowmanship extremely useful textbook. Be the first to ask a question about Magic and Showmanship.

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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. I still prefer Strong Magic by Darwin Ortiz for a clearer course structure and better suited to our modern minds. Jun 18, Rob rated it liked it Shelves: Thomas Henry Special user Posts. Open Preview See a Hsowmanship Books by Henning Nelms.

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


Took me a little w This book actually came as a recommendation from a writing workshop I attended last month. Richard Baker rated it it was ok Dec 02, Professor Philemon Vanderbeck That Creepy Magician “I use my sixth sense to create the illusion of possessing the other five.

Can you supply author’s names? Mick – the ones I mentioned were films my friend Also included are some 60 original routines — from simple card tricks to such major illusions as having the performer suddenly appear at stage center.

I read this book when it first came out I bought my copy at the Iowa State University bookstore in or thereabouts and still consider it the most important tome in my mentalism library, with T. This book has some great chapters that will be of interest to magicians of all levels; however, the material in the book is a bit dated and is slanted heavily toward mentalism and comedy magic.

Roger Woods rated it really liked it Sep 06, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But for any of you who ever went in her store, you’ll understand it when I say that you couldn’t just buy something in her store. Even when he talks about misdirection — writers want to misdirect. Waters not far behind for the same reason. Published April 13th by Dover Publications first published June I considered those books my first REAL books in magic.

Goodness, I never have forgotten Nelms! Of particular interest is a chapter on body language, posture, positioning and movement. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I’m reading it as the latter.


Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

The book, first printed ingives a crash course on how to better deliver your show, engage spectators and give a lasting impression. Nov 05, Chris Bauer rated it really liked it. I didn’t want it. Vicente rated it really liked it Nov 05, When I transitioned from magic to mentalism, it was shwomanship first book I went back and reviewed. The Henning Nelms book is great and I too am surprised that it had not yet been mentioned prior to that interview.

As an aside, one of the best quotes I’ve heard about writing came about indirectly from this work. I was a little puzzled at first but dove right in. Steve rated it really liked it Feb neelms, The setup, the hook, the pull, the build, the tension, characters, and climax. Sophie Smith hands me the book and says, if you’re serious about being a performer, you must have this book.

With books there were chapters and even entire books devoted to theory. Refresh and try again. 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. Nov 05, Ali Schultz rated it it was amazing Shelves: Stuart Cumberland Loyal user Posts. Drop one and you’re done. Like theatrical presentations, conjuring is an art of illusion.

Miguelo rated it really liked it Jun 26, I can understand that.