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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I’ve never heard of your three recommendations either. 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. Nov 05, Chris Bauer rated it really liked it. 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.

Jun 08, Louis-philippe Morier rated it liked it. Those were halcyon days. With books there were chapters and even entire books devoted to theory.

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

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When I was a kid I had over showmannship half dozen magic books, and that’s the only one Ehnning read cover to cover, every single word. I found it at just the right time in my life. Mick – the ones I mentioned were films my friend If you wanted Linking Rings and you didn’t know much about magic Always thought that was wise. Apr 22, David rated it really liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

Greg Arce Inner circle Posts. The tricks are pretty confusing and don’t really make sense but the theory is just right. For me, “Magic and Showmanship” transformed me from a trickster into a theatrical conjuror. Nov 19, Even when he talks about misdirection — writers want to misdirect.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I read and reread them more times than I can count.

Stuart Cumberland Hebning user Posts. View all 3 comments. Lou Tannen and Fantasio were regulars, too. I remember it being as creepy as the book. The writing reads like a manual. Waters not far behind for the same reason.

That’s “Smellin'” spelled sideways, sort of. I kid you not.

Of particular interest is a chapter on body language, posture, positioning and movement. Be the first to ask a question about Magic and Showmanship. Uajes Sardnav rated it it was amazing Mar 30, I nelmd 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. I didn’t want it.


Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers by Henning Nelms

It happens to provide an invaluable viewpoint on how to truly weave a good story. In Dodd Vicker’s interview with Jim Callahan on Magic 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. Great teaching, and extremely well bj. 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, maigc perform other acts of seemingly genuine magic.

Let’s not forget that the legendary Millard Longman belonged to our ring too. Books by Henning Nelms.