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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This book is about stagecraft, not street magic although many of the principles will work just as well for the casual performer. David rated it it was amazing Nov 25, This book will teach you how to outline, how to write a believable character, how to ffor the audience to work with you, how to build to a climax, how to foreshadow later action, how to answer the audience’s questions before they ask them, and generallly how to entertain.

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Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

Also included are some 60 original routines — from simple card tricks to such major illusions as having the performer suddenly appear at stage conjurfrs. This is great if you want to be a magician, because it is a straight up handbook.

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Jason rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Like theatrical presentations, conjuring is an art of illusion. The showmanship chapters of this book are sure to increase the quality of any stage and personal performance. No trivia or quizzes yet. I’m reading it as the latter. You can read this as a handbook, or as a giant metaphor. Jan 03, Jeffrey rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Aug 03, Randy Hulshizer rated it liked it.

Preview — Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms. Paperbackpages. View all 3 comments. Mikazuki BookClub rated it it was amazing Sep 24, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Miguelo rated it really liked it Jun 26, 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.

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. I still prefer Strong Magic by Darwin Ortiz for a clearer course structure and better suited to our modern minds. Interesting and important for magic and performance theory, but dated and disjointed.

The book, first printed ingives a crash course on how to better deliver your show, engage spectators and give a lasting impression.

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

The tricks are pretty confusing and don’t really make sense but the theory is just right. There are all kinds of illusions in the world, and artists of all kinds employ the principles of showmanship in lots of circumstances. Apr 22, David rated it really liked it.

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I even picked it up because it was recommended as such. Paul rated it really liked it Nov 20, Write a product review. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Roger Woods rated it really liked it Sep 06, I highly recommend this book to those who seek a profession in this area.

I found it at showmandhip the right time in my life. No wonder it is suggested in “Mysterious Stranger” by David Blaine. The source of information, where all eyes ought to be. Magic is going through changes and people want to see entertainers, not some guy who can annd all this fancy moves. Uajes Sardnav rated it it was amazing Mar 30, It is a dense read with a lot of theory that makes conjurrrs think about magic in ways hanbook never had.

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Bill Gebhards rated it it was amazing Nov 22, Published April 13th by Dover Publications first published June Return to Book Page. Magic and Showmanship is a book I recommend to all my writing students. Visit our Help Pages.

Dover Publications 30 April Sold by: Every professional magician should read this and treat this as one of their “go-to” books.