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Magic and Showmanship

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Magic and Showmanship
AuthorHenning Nelms
PublisherDover Publications
IllustratorHenning Nelms
Publication Date1969
SubjectMagic tricks

Reviewed in Genii 1969 October & Genii 1975 January

Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurors


  • Forward
  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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