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I'm interested in any book on the topic of adding drama to magic. Also about writing theatrical shows?
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Start with Constantin Stanislavski's An Actor Prepares...
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Henning Nelms' "Magic and Showmanship" teaches his own preferred methods of creating drama, increasing the meaning of what we do, as well as practical lessons in dramatic structure and staging.
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Henning Nelms magic and showmanship and anything by Stanislavski.
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David Copperfield spoke very highly of Uta Hagen's book _Respect for Acting_.

You might also look into John Booth's _Forging Ahead in Magic_.

I haven't read _Theatrical Magic_ by John Pyka, but the description at Denny and Lee Magic suggests that it might be a book worth taking a look at:

Actually, if you truncate the link to Denny's shop to
you'll find a lot of suggestions for book on magic and stage craft. Some of the text books used in high school and college drama classes might be useful, too.

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