Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers (Dover Magic Books)

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers (Dover Magic Books)

Henning Nelms


Like theatrical displays, conjuring is an paintings of phantasm. A magician expert within the craft is ready to persuade an viewers that she or he can learn minds, converse with the spirit international, make items seem or disappear, and practice different acts of likely real magic. with no need mastered the paintings of presentation or “showmanship,” despite the fact that, even the main powerfuble sleight-of-hand artist can fall brief in functionality. With this in brain, famous authority Henning Nelms is going past the fundamentals to teach how strategies constructed for the degree by means of playwrights, administrators, and actors can heighten the dramatic impact of a magician’s performance.
In this instructive booklet, Helms analyzes each part of conjuring — from sleights, units, and illusions to misdirection, controlling the audience’s consciousness, incorporating “patter,” and the powerful use of assistants. Of specific curiosity is a bankruptcy on physique language, posture, positioning and flow. additionally integrated are a few 60 unique exercises — from uncomplicated card tips to such significant illusions as having the performer unexpectedly seem at level center.
Indispensable as an handbook for newbies, this how-to consultant — improved with approximately two hundred of the author’s illustrations — also will function a long-lasting resource of recommendation and suggestion for veteran conjurers.

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