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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Mick – the ones I mentioned were films my friend Well, why wouldn’t I be? To ask other readers questions about Magic and Showmanshipplease sign up. Fantasio lived about a mile or so from me and I spent many Sundays hanging out shomanship his place.

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Nov 20, Drop one and you’re done. Vicente rated it really liked it Nov 05, Steve rated it really liked it Feb 07, The writing is a little dated and some of the tricks are well beyond my meager skills of sleight of hand, but the important information in the book wasn’t actually doing illusions.

Pauley rated it it was amazing Nov 07, Devising your magic system where the author cites fantasy literature as much better than most conjurersgiving characters roles an This is a how-to-write book.


Anyone interested in performing arts. Greg I knew that you looked familiar Greg. And his book is so inexpensive too – plus, it’s easy to find!

Let’s not forget that the legendary Millard Longman belonged to our ring too. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A reading for the magician interested in the historical aspect of presentation. Thanks for telling us showmanshkp the problem. A Handbook for Conjurers by Henning Nelms. In hindsight, she did magic a big favor. Jan 03, Jeffrey rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Even when he talks about misdirection — writers want to misdirect.

Of all the books to overlook, why would that one be at the back of the shelf For me, “Magic and Showmanship” transformed me from a trickster into a theatrical conjuror. Jan 09, Jhk rated it really liked it. Open Preview See a Problem?

Jason rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Miguelo rated it really liked it Jun 26, Lou Tannen and Fantasio were regulars, too. The text feels and is dated. Nov 05, Ali Schultz rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you know 50 sleights but only 1 way to show, you know ONE trick. I’ve benefited so much from that book, I’m grateful that she forced me to buy it. Iain, thanks for the tip. Become a professi The tricks are pretty confusing and don’t really make sense but the theory is just right.


I was a little puzzled at first but dove right in. This is great if you want to be a magician, because it is a straight up handbook.

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

If you wanted Linking Rings and you didn’t know much about magic Paul rated it really liked it Nov 20, Jun 18, Rob rated it liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. When I transitioned from magic to mentalism, it was the first book I went back and reviewed. Professor Philemon Vanderbeck That Creepy Magician “I use my sixth sense to create the illusion of possessing the other five.

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Stuart Cumberland Loyal user Posts. 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. I kid you not. Published April 13th by Dover Publications first published June Aug 03, Randy Hulshizer rated it liked it.

It is a dense read with a lot of theory that makes you think about magic in ways you never had.