60 entries in Rope / Professor's Nightmare
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Howard Berman Miki's Methods
  • P&L Vanishing Wand Routine
  • Methods for Professor's Nightmare & Linking Ropes
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 72
Ed Mishell Roperama Professors's nightmare with restoration
Related to
  • p. 109 for reference
July 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 9) 109
Lewis Ganson Equally Unequal Ropes basic, with false count
1968 Give a Magician Enough Rope... and he'll do a trick! 33
Lewis Ganson Variations on Equally Unequal Ropes
  • Picking Up the Ropes
  • The Visible Unequal Move
1968 Give a Magician Enough Rope... and he'll do a trick! 43
Bill Shewan More Variations...
  • The Crossover Move
  • The Count
  • Now For a Knotty Finish
1968 Give a Magician Enough Rope... and he'll do a trick! 50
C. F. Germelman Equally Unequal Patter patter, with introductory remarks by Horace E. Bennett
1968 Give a Magician Enough Rope... and he'll do a trick! 60
Peter Warlock 3 Equal Ropes three unequal ropes are stretched into three long ropes, all ropes can then be examined, imitating Professor's Nightmare
1968 Give a Magician Enough Rope... and he'll do a trick! 71
Heinz "Durox" Rüegg 3 Tricks several brief descriptions
  • vanishing candy (Läkerol)
  • vanishing egg (with thumb tip)
  • sequence for professor's nightmare
1969 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 30 No. 5) 83
Roger Sylwester The professor's incubus
Related toAlso published here 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 122
Pete Biro Professor's Nightmare Seit Up cutting piece of rope in front of spectators intro three pieces
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 46
Randy Atha 'Professor's (Second) Nightmare' three different sized ropes end up to be the same size and examinable
1971 Magick (Issue 25) 122
Sam Schwartz Three Way Ropes
  • Equal-Unequal
  • Knotting the Ropes
  • Three to One
see p. 520, p. 550 and p. 1300 for credit information on the plots
Mar. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 5) 506
Roger Sylwester The Professor's Incubus
Also published here 1973 Close-up Cavalcade 25
Three Rope False Count as required in Professor's Nightmare routines
1973 Close-up Cavalcade 30
Unequal Ropes
1973 Close-up Cavalcade 31
Amedeo Vacca End of a Nightmare
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 20
Conrad C. Bush Complete Circle three ropes tied into loops, they then form one big loop, then repeat and the big loop is actually one rope
Related to Aug. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 784
Karrell Fox Fox's "Unequal-Nightmare" Ropes
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 125
José de la Torre New Professor's Nightmare
  • Cutting the Rope
  • The False Count
  • The Illusion of the Short, Middle and Long Ropes
  • The Triple "A" Illusion (All Alike Again)
  • The Paramount Long Rope Illusion
  • Knots to You! (The Sliding Knot)
  • Optional Climax (knot shot and it slides down rope)
  • Patter
  • A Few Comments
1977 Magicana of Havana in New York 59
Ed Mishell Ed Mishell's Subtleties ideas for previous routine
1977 Magicana of Havana in New York 79
Das Spaghetti Wunder patter
Dec. 1978 Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 4) 133
Slydini Equal-Unequal Ropes starts with single piece
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 18
Johnny Cooper The Three Bears Professor s Nightmare patter for children's audience
1980 Polished Presentations 20
Lyle Laughlin 3-To-1 Rope three separate ropes of different length become one
  • What You Need
  • Presenting The Routine
  • The Rope Count
  • The First Tie
  • The Second Tie
  • From 3 To 1
  • Showing The Rope Restored
  • Tips and Comment
Variations 1982 Carlyle's 3-To-1 Rope 2
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles Note by Karl Fulves alternative handling, three separate ropes of different length become one
Inspired by 1982 Carlyle's 3-To-1 Rope 15
Pavel Drei-Seil-Routine with snap fasteners
1983 Neue Magische Ideen 9
Manfred Cattarius Kurz - Mittel - Lang cutting rope to three equally long ropes, Professors nightmare, two ropes melt to one long rope as climax
1984 Exzellente Seilroutinen 38
James Lewis Hypnotizing the Professor
Related to 1985 Thinking About Magic 2
Woodrow Carpenter Impromptu Three-To-One cutting rope to end up in situation for Professor's Nightmare
1987 The Best of Buff 27
Ralph White Ralph White Rope Routine combination of Professor's Nightmare and Chinese Prayer Vase, Golf presentation
1987 The Best of Buff 29
Christoph Borer 4. Kurz - Mittel - Lang with shoelaces, brief idea
Also published here 1989 Seminarheft 23
Mac King, John Cornelius The Professor Wakes Up Climax to Professor's Nightmare
Inspired by
  • "3-2-1 Nightmare" (Tom Ogden)
1990 Howdy! I'm Mac King! 8
Jim Kahlert End of the Nightmare some loop moves at the end
Dec. 1991 Apocalypse (Vol. 14 No. 12) 2012
Sveroni Tricord intro for Professor's Nightmare, rope is cut once, suddenly performer holds three ropes with the same length
1991 Sveroni Original 9
Aldo Colombini Trio handling for professor's nightmare, rope is cut into three pieces and becomes one again, different approach
1991 FISM Lecture Notes 8
Bob Rees Cut-&-Restored Nightmare
Oct. 1992 Apocalypse (Vol. 15 No. 10) 2129
Aldo Colombini The Professor Strikes Again lead-in
Apr. 1994 Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 4) 2346
Daryl Martinez Patter for the "Ropes of India"
1994 Facsimile (Issue 2) 22
Dan Harlan Burnt to the Core burnt bill is found in rope, with handkerchief and pan, rope routine, nightmare, restoration and endless loop
Related to 1994 The Minotaur (Vol. 6 No. 4) 1
Jon Allen Final Nightmare handling for Professor's Nightmare, fair displays of the ropes
1995 The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 2) 1
Jon Allen Freddy's Dead clever Professor's Nightmare variation
1995 Jon Allen's Lecture — The Director's Cut 6
Dan Garrett Professor's Daydream
Inspired by
  • "The Carver Ropes" (Bob Carver, marketed under "Professor's Nightmare")
Also published here
  • "Teasers & Ticklers" lecture notes
1996 Top 10 14
Guy Hollingworth Hollingworth's Nightmare
Sep. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 9) 20
Scott SteelFyre Centrifugal Nightmare visual phase for finale of "Professor's Nightmare" routine
2003 Penumbra (Issue 5) 21
Danny Orleans Teaching Magic to Children Week One, Part II
  • Pediatrix
Feb. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 2) 20
Francis Tabary The Close-Up Routine multi-phase rope routine, traveling knots and Professor's Nightmare
2004 The Award-Winning Rope Magic of Francis Tabary 147
Francis Tabary Two Equal Ropes Become Unequal, then Three Ropes
2004 The Award-Winning Rope Magic of Francis Tabary 192
Francis Tabary The Three Unequal and Equal Ropes
2004 The Award-Winning Rope Magic of Francis Tabary 194
Francis Tabary Two Ropes Become Equal by Fusion
2004 The Award-Winning Rope Magic of Francis Tabary 196
Francis Tabary Studies in The Professor's Nightmare
  • A. Making a "Single" Long Rope
  • B. Ending with One Long Rope and One Short Rope
2004 The Award-Winning Rope Magic of Francis Tabary 236
Barrie Richardson The ABCs of Our Lives presentation for Bob Carver's Professor's Nightmare
2005 Act Two 203
Christoph Borer 6. Kurz-Mittel-Lang with shoelaces, brief idea
Also published here 2006 Compilation 161
Just Alan The Clay
Nov. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 11) 78
Karl Fulves Rope Count credit information on the false count for professors nightmare
Related to 2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 376
Trevor Lewis Professor's Nightmare Patter Variations
  • Barman's Routine
  • Professor's Nightmare Patter for Senior Citizens
  • Professor's Nightmare Patter for Car Launch
  • Professor's Nightmare Patter for Golf
2009 Routines Matter 122
Doug Edwards End of a Nightmare! ending for Slydini's "Professor's Nightmare" (Slydini Encores)
2013 Nukes 121
Christoph Borer Ali, der unglückliche Fakir three phases, rope routine
2016 21 185
Gene Anderson The Pajama Cord Trick rope cut into three pieces, lengths change and after ends are knotted it restores again
  • A. Performance
  • B. Props and set-up
  • C. Gene's script
2016 Gene Anderson — The Book 76
Greg Boggs Greg Boggs offers his thoughts on why you shouldn't retire your Professor's Nightmare props just yet
Feb. 2022 The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 2) 62
Nick Diffatte, Tyler Erickson School of Hard Knots knot taken off rope, rope cut into three unequal pieces that become equal, tied into one long rope, knots come off and rope is restored and examined
Inspired by
  • "Professor's Math" (Aldo Colombini)
2022 Offbeat 13