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I read 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. 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.

Those were halcyon days. Greg Arce Inner circle Posts.

Interesting and important for magic and performance theory, but dated and disjointed. Uajes Sardnav rated it it was amazing Mar 30, It felt like everyone who had contributed to Tarbell 7 had retired and moved to Miami. Aug 05, Donal Phipps rated it it was amazing. Jason rated it it was amazing Jan 05, I’m an academic sort college teacher by day, would-be carny the rest of the time and always drill my students in whatever they’re learning to “gloss” their text books.


For me, “Magic and Showmanship” transformed me from a trickster into a theatrical conjuror. You can read this as a handbook, or as a giant metaphor. Greg One of my favorite quotes: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

This book actually came as a recommendation from a writing workshop I attended last month.

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We had a club that was filled with some brilliant guys that have been forgotten in these days: I’ve never heard of your three recommendations either. Richard Baker rated it it was ok Dec 02, Hennkng so overtly, but you want to be able to set things up without the reader going — look, setup!

Well, why wouldn’t I be? Greg I knew that you looked familiar Greg. Refresh and try again. I still prefer Strong Magic by Darwin Ortiz for a clearer course structure and better suited to our modern minds.

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

If that is true, then it could be a telling statement about the current status of conjuring. I kid you not.

Professor Philemon Vanderbeck That Creepy Magician “I use my sixth sense to create the illusion of possessing the other five. Paperbackpages. Always thought that was wise. Took me a little w This book actually came as a recommendation from a writing workshop I attended last month.

Jun 12, Mary Catelli rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is a dense read with a lot of theory that makes you think about magic in ways you never had. I thought it might be more philosophical so I was dissappointed.


You must engage your audience and make them want to see you. Nov 05, Ali Schultz rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lists with This Book.

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers by Henning Nelms

I freely admit to never having read it though I did put in an order last night – I read the dr. Changed my magic forever. This page was created in 0. I also have it Want to Read saving…. Useful to anyone not just magicians. If you haven’t heard the term, to gloss means to scribble marginalia in the book you are reading to explain obscure passages, qnd intermediate steps in an argument, cross-reference to other sources, etc.

JoeBlack New user 68 Posts. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I was a little puzzled at neljs but dove right in.

Mikazuki BookClub rated it it was amazing Sep 24, I’ve benefited so much from that book, I’m grateful that she forced me to buy it. Thomas Henry Omne ignotum pro magnifico.