MAGIC AND SHOWMANSHIP A HANDBOOK FOR CONJURERS PDF

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. Highly instructive book by a noted authority on the subject analyzes every phase of conjuring, from sleights, devices, misdirection, and controlling audience. 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.

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Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

Pauley rated it it was amazing Nov 07, Become a professi The tricks are pretty confusing and don’t really make sense but the theory is just right. This is a how-to-write book. No trivia or quizzes yet. Lists with This Book. Vicente rated it really liked it Nov 05, Be the first to ask a question about Hsndbook and Showmanship.

This conjures is about stagecraft, not street magic although many of the principles will work just as well for the casual performer. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? I highly recommend this book to those who seek a profession in this area.

Every magician who wants to perform magic for lay audience should read this book. Share your thoughts with other customers. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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Also included are some 60 original routines — from simple card tricks to such major illusions as having conjuurers performer suddenly appear at stage center. Enabled Optimised for larger screens Language: Magic is going through changes and people want to see entertainers, not some guy who can do all this fancy moves.

The setup, the hook, the pull, the build, the tension, characters, and climax.

Paul rated it really liked it Nov 20, Published April 13th by Dover Publications first published June See our Returns Policy. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Since it was published in and is still in print, vonjurers probably a good book on being a conjurer, for reference or if you want to do it.

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers

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. This book actually came as a recommendation from a writing workshop I attended last month. Richard Baker rated it it was ok Dec 02, Kim Pallister rated it liked it Oct 01, Not so overtly, but you want to be able to set things up without the reader going — look, setup!

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The writing is a little dated and some of the tricks are well beyond my meager skills of sleight of hand, but the important information in the book wasn’t actually doing illusions. You must engage your audience and make them want to see you. Become a professional entertainer. There are all kinds of illusions in the world, and artists of all kinds employ the principles of showmanship in lots of circumstances.

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Not Enabled Word Wise: As an aside, showmansbip of the best quotes I’ve heard about writing came about indirectly from this work. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

To ask other readers questions about Magic and Showmanshipplease sign showmanehip. The writing reads like a manual. Took me a little while to “get it” but it worked!

Product description Product Description Like theatrical presentations, conjuring is an art of illusion. Isaac Rodriguez rated it liked it Jan 04, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Write a product review. 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. Well, why wouldn’t I be? A reading for the magician interested in the historical aspect of presentation.

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Audible Download Audio Books. Also included are some 60 original routines — from simple card tricks to such major illusions as having the performer suddenly appear at stage center.

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