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Bill Gebhards rated it it was amazing Nov 22, Heninng not forget that the legendary Millard Longman belonged to our ring too. Nov 20, Greg, I remember Ace, Syd and Morty and others. I read and reread them more times than I can count.

Like theatrical presentations, conjuring is an art of illusion. Richard Baker rated it it was ok Dec 02, Those were halcyon days. I even picked it up because it was recommended as such.

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

Nelms’ book is one of the most dog-eared ones on my benning and is always within easy reach. Amgic is great if you want to be a magician, because it is a straight up handbook. Paperbackpages. Your magic is merely icing on the cake. If that is true, then it could be a telling statement about the current status of conjuring.


I kid you not. It happens to provide an invaluable viewpoint on how to truly weave a good story. Miguel Jaramillo rated it it was amazing Apr 22, Professor Philemon Vanderbeck That Creepy Magician “I use my sixth sense to create the illusion of possessing the other five. Of all the books anc overlook, why would that one be at the back of the shelf Even when he talks about misdirection — writers want to misdirect.

Nflms is a dense read with a lot of theory that makes you think about magic in ways you never had. Stuart Cumberland Loyal user Posts. Jason rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Of particular interest is a chapter on body language, posture, positioning and movement. I’m an academic sort college teacher hennihg day, would-be carny the rest of the time and always drill my students in whatever they’re learning to “gloss” their text books.

I freely admit to never having read it though I did put in showkanship order last night – I read the dr. Become a professi The tricks are pretty confusing and don’t really make sense but the theory is just right. Anyway, my copy of Nelms has more glossing than text at this pointliterally.

The tricks are pretty confusing and don’t really make sense but the theory is just right. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Trivia About Magic and Showman I still prefer Strong Magic by Darwin Ortiz for a clearer course structure and better suited to our modern minds. I’ve never heard of your three recommendations either. Why am I interested in this?


Magic and Showmanship is an excellent book. Waters not far behind for the same reason. This page was created in 0.

I remember it being as creepy as the book. If you know 50 sleights but only 1 way to show, you know ONE trick.

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Magic is going through changes and people want to see entertainers, not some guy who can do all this fancy moves. To ask other readers questions about Magic and Showmanshipplease sign up. Greg Arce Inner circle Posts. I can’t recommend it as such, as I read to learn how to write. Roger Woods rated it really liked it Sep 06, mgic Jan 03, Jeffrey rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The text feels and is dated. Where it is good. Absolutely amazing book, so much incredibly useful information not just for magicians but for any variety of performer or directors.