MAGIC AND SHOWMANSHIP BY HENNING NELMS PDF

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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Nov 05, Ali Schultz rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 05, Chris Bauer rated it really liked it.

Greg One of my favorite quotes: I can understand that. Miguel Jaramillo rated it it was amazing Apr 22, I read this book when it first came out I bought my copy showmansuip the Iowa State University bookstore in or thereabouts and still consider it the most important tome in my mentalism library, henjing T. JoeBlack New user 68 Posts. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. David rated it it was amazing Nov 25, Preview — Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms.

For me, “Magic and Showmanship” transformed me from a trickster into a theatrical conjuror.

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Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

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. Always thought that was wise. Of particular interest is a chapter on body language, posture, positioning and movement. Jan 09, Jhk rated it really liked it.

Hejning and Showmanship is an excellent book.

Took me a little w This book actually came as a recommendation from a writing workshop I attended last month. Those were halcyon days.

A reading for the magician interested in the historical aspect of presentation. Changed my magic forever. Interesting and important for magic and performance theory, but dated and disjointed. Open Preview See a Problem? If you get the book, and study it, you’ll become a much better performer. The text feels and is dated.

Greg Arce Inner circle Posts. In Dodd Vicker’s interview with Jim Nrlms 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. Fantasio lived about a mile or so from me and I spent many Sundays hanging out as his place.

Not magi overtly, but you want to be able to set things up without the reader going — look, setup! This book actually came as a recommendation from a writing workshop I attended last month. Magic is going through changes and people want to see entertainers, not some guy who can do all this fancy moves.

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Jan 03, Jeffrey rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Once I started learning the theories behind my magic and mentalism my performances improved dramatically. No trivia or quizzes yet. David Freeman rated it really liked it Apr 07, I found it at just the right time in my life. This page was created in 0.

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

Anyway, my copy of Nelms has more glossing than text at this pointliterally. Steve Suss Inner circle Posts. Also included are some 60 original routines — from simple card tricks to such major illusions as having the performer suddenly appear at stage center.

As an aside, one of the best quotes I’ve heard about writing came about indirectly from this work. Lou Tannen and Fantasio were regulars, too. In hindsight, she did magic a big favor. Miguelo rated it really liked it Jun 26,