Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers. Front Cover. Henning Nelms. Courier Corporation, – Body, Mind & Spirit – pages. 30 Apr With this in mind, noted authority Henning Nelms goes beyond the basics to show how techniques developed for the stage by playwrights. 13 Steps to Mentalism by Corinda Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms Deeper and Deeper by Jonathan Chase Fooling Houdini by Alex Stone Hiding.

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I certainly took it too seriously. If taken too seriously it leads the neophyte into unproductive journeys.

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That is a sign that he might know what he is talking about. To clarify, I have not learned or attempted to learn a single trick in his book. Nov 19, Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: It felt like everyone who had contributed to Tarbell 7 had retired and moved to Miami. It’s a good book for the right audience.

Jenning cafe name on this thread is “white rodent” http: Thank God I saw the light in time. Trained actors tend to waffle in loud voices and use ten nenning where one will do. No wonder it is suggested in “Mysterious Stranger” by David Blaine.

And his opinion was telling although I ignored him at the time. In fact, you can get ideas from almost anywhere.

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

Him, Tarbell, Hay Mussey — with those three for a foundation, you cover most of magic and the skill of acting insofar as magic. If you’re good at your craft, this book will enable you to give a better, more polished performance.

I shall comment in more depth later on the matter. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I’ve never been a fan of Orben. I am quite sure that to some showmanshpi it talked about close up magic and I found that his theories in regard to that were complete nonsense and I was stupid enough to believe in them for a while.

They get in the bloody way. I do wish he hadn’t put in those awful tricks that he invented and had never performed before a living soul. Leo only had a cynical disdain of it but keeps trying to like it but can’t quite manage it. I would rather be human than perfect. I am merely saying that Nelms didn’t know how to do it and was advising the wrong things.

It reinforces things I’ve known about showmanship and has given me new ideas. And spot the emperor who has no clothes very quickly indeed. I’m reading it as the latter.

Well, why wouldn’t I be? But for them, so what? I shall select one extract from one category for the moment and we will see how it goes.

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I did get a bit suspicious when he gave some examples of opening patter to a card trick and I thought showmanshi that was meant as a mere example but alas I found he actually meant it.

Shownanship edited by performer on February 8th, I consider Geoffrey Durham a friend, but we disagree about many things. It is a pretentious word and reminds me of the acting profession.