It gave me real insight into how to create a consistent character and how to THINK about magic when I was doing magic.
I have read and reread this book at least 500 times these past 20 years, (from its original publication date) and each time I learn something new.
He also provides excellent advice on costuming, stage craft, involving the audience and even posture to make your performance memorable.
A bible to the magician who thinks about his performances and the meaning of his magic. A classic in magic literature! Wonderful!Published 16 months ago by Caique Tostes
Not about Magic, but the business of Magic. And the activities behind even a simple trick. It covers the movements of assistants and other things you would not think go into a... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Meviews
This is a great resource for those wanting to learn further about how to relate to an audience. You could easily substitute the work presentation for magic in the book.Published on January 3, 2013 by jds
My son is a magician and wanted this book. It came before Christmas and looked new. He was so happy and so was I.Published on January 3, 2013 by Beckypopcorn
I feel the same way about all my magic books.
Not particularly easy to read. All magic books are usually pretty obscure, for a reason: Magic doesn't really exist, and tricks... Read more
The author gives (in my opininion) to many effects in this book. He tries to get his point across by teaching trick instead of actually going into the psychological factors behind... Read morePublished on December 7, 2011 by TheGuyFromThere
This book should be one of the books that are read and referred to in every magicians library.
The showmanship chapters of this book are sure to increase the quality of any... Read more
Magic & Showmanship was recommended by Henry Hay (Author of "The Amateur Magician's Handbook",). You need Hay's book in your magic libray as well as M & S, by H. Nelms. Mr. Read morePublished on December 26, 2006 by Sterling P. Dare
I honestly expected more from this book. It's not a bad book, but i found it a little bit boring.Published on November 10, 2006 by Marcelo J. Segarra