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Title:
Magic and showmanship : a handbook for conjurers
Author:
Nelms, Henning, 1900-1986.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2000.

©1969
Physical Description:
xi, 322 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
Originally published: 1969.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780486410876
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Highly instructive book by a noted authority on the subject analyzes every phase of conjuring, from sleights, devices, misdirection, and controlling audience attention to incorporating patter and the effective use of assistants. Provides recommendations on the use of body language, posture, positioning, and movement. 60 original routines -- from simple card tricks to major illusions.


Table of Contents

1 The Two Magics
2 Deception vs. Conviction
3 The Measure of Meaning
4 Who?
5 Making the Most of Assistants
6 Casting the Spell
7 Mystery without Magic
8 Providing the Proof
9 Devices for Deception
10 The Great Secret
11 Eliminating Departures
12 Consistency in Characterization
13 Concealing Devices
14 Controlling Attention
15 Misdirection
16 Devising Illusions
17 Dramatic Structure
18 Continuity
19 Material for Entertainment
20 Words
21 Business
22 The Performer and the Stage
Routines
Index

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