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MAGIC AND SHOWMANSHIP, A Handbook for Conjurers

Henning Nelms

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ISBN 10: 048622337X / ISBN 13: 9780486223377
Published by Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1969
Condition: Very Good + Soft cover
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322 pgs. including a list of routines & index. Rare title SC book has a purple fc with 4 tricks illustrated & white font, spine is black with white font, rc is white with black font.VG+ shape with barely bumped corners, good spine ends, some minor spine edge creases, covers still retain most of the original high gloss, rc has vertical crease. No markings or po names of any kind, tight, very clean, square, no foxing, and odor free. This is just one book of a large collection of magician's books that I recently acquired and am currently offering for sale here on ABE. Heavy pasteboard covers for years of usage. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000697

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Title: MAGIC AND SHOWMANSHIP, A Handbook for ...

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc., New York

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Trade Paperback

Illustrator: B&W Illustrations

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued

Edition: First Edition.

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Like theatrical presentations, conjuring is an art of illusion. 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, and perform other acts of seemingly genuine magic. Without having mastered the art of presentation or “showmanship,” however, even the most competent sleight-of-hand artist can fall short in performance. With this in mind, noted authority Henning Nelms goes beyond the basics to show how techniques developed for the stage by playwrights, directors, and actors can heighten the dramatic effect of a magician’s performance.
In this instructive book, Helms analyzes every phase of conjuring — from sleights, devices, and illusions to misdirection, controlling the audience’s attention, incorporating “patter,” and the effective use of assistants. Of particular interest is a chapter on body language, posture, positioning and movement. Also included are some 60 original routines — from simple card tricks to such major illusions as having the performer suddenly appear at stage center.
Indispensable as an instruction manual for novices, this how-to guide — enhanced with nearly 200 of the author’s illustrations — will also serve as a lasting source of advice and inspiration for veteran conjurers.

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