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Circus mania, presented by Douglas McPherson

Label
Circus mania
Title
Circus mania
Statement of responsibility
presented by Douglas McPherson
Title variation
Douglas McPherson presents Circus mania
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
McPherson presents a history of the circus from its origins in Roman times, through its establishment in Western Europe and to modern day success. Each chapter tackles a different circus and looks at the lives of its various performers.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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McPherson, Douglas
Dewey number
791.30941
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1805
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Circus
  • Circus
  • Performing Arts
  • Other performing arts
Summary expansion
A history of the circus from its origins in the Roman times, through its establishment in Western Europe, and to the modern day circus--absolutely diverse and captivating Circuses have existed since Roman times, but centuries later, the circus world has never been more diverse and captivating, the global success of Cirque du Soleil testament to its enduring and universal appeal. Traditional family circuses for kids, arty cirque-style shows for adults, circuses in tents or in theaters, circuses with animals or without, cabaret-style hybrids on the burlesque circuit--this is an expert guide to their extraordinary history and culture. The circus requires a unique type of performer, people who blend the discipline of sports stars with the razzmatazz of showbiz; itinerant but clannish entertainers who have often had circus blood in their families for generations; world class gymnasts who risk death twice daily and help take down the big top afterwards. This history offers a journey into this unique world, each chapter an access-all-areas pass to a different circus, talking to the trapeze flyers, clowns, animal trainers, and showmen about their lives, work, families, customs, and traditions
Label
Circus mania, presented by Douglas McPherson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
BDZ0009134638
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
230 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780720613520
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. ports.
Label
Circus mania, presented by Douglas McPherson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
BDZ0009134638
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
230 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780720613520
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. ports.

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