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Circus life : performing and laboring under America's big top shows, 1830-1920

Childress, Micah D.
Knoxville, Tennessee : University of Tennessee Press, 2018

The nineteenth century saw the American circus move from a reviled and rejected form of entertainment to the “Greatest Show on Earth.” Circus Life by Micah D. Childress looks at this transition from the perspective of the people who owned and worked in circuses and how they responded to the new incentives that rapid industrialization made possible.
The circus has long been a subject of fascination for many, as evidenced by the millions of Americans that have attended circus performances over many decades since 1870, when the circus established itself as a truly unique entertainment enterprise. Yet the few analyses of the circus that do exist have only examined the circus as its own closed microcosm—the “circus family.” Circus Life, on the other hand, places circus employees in the larger context of the history of US workers and corporate America. Focusing on the circus as a business-entertainment venture, Childress pushes the scholarship on circuses to new depths, examining the performers, managers, and laborers’ lives and how the circus evolved as it grew in popularity over time. Beginning with circuses in the antebellum era, Childress examines changes in circuses as gender balances shifted, industrialization influenced the nature of shows, and customers and crowds became increasingly more middle-class.
As a study in sport and social history, Childress’s account demonstrates how the itinerant nature of the circus drew specific types of workers and performers, and how the circus was internally in constant upheaval due to the changing profile of its patrons and a changing economy. [editor summary]
The nineteenth century saw the American circus move from a reviled and rejected form of entertainment to the “Greatest Show on Earth.” Circus Life by Micah D. Childress looks at this transition from the perspective of the people who owned and worked in circuses and how they responded to the new incentives that rapid industrialization made possible.
The circus has long been a subject of fascination for many, as evidenced by the millions of ...


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La fabrique des monstres : les États-Unis et le Freak Show 1840-1940

Bogdan, Robert ; Dennehy, Myriam
Paris : Alma éditeur, 2013

Au fil des années 1840, les États-Unis inventèrent le spectacle des freaks - les difformes, les "erreurs de la nature". Cette attraction constituera, cent ans durant, un phénomène de société. Outre les nains, les siamois, les géants, les microcéphales, les obèses, les femmes à barbe et autres "curiosités instructives", on exhibe alors des échantillons de peuples exotiques ou "sauvages", à commencer par les Peaux-Rouges. Les mises en scène varient du musée des horreurs à la parade monstrueuse en passant, cas le plus fréquent, par le "Sideshow", soit l'installation d'une ménagerie humaine à côté d'un cirque. Tel est le spectacle du monde qui voyageait à travers le pays-continent, à l'heure de la Conquête de l'ouest. S'appuyant sur l'essor de la presse et de la photographie, Barnum transformera même les freaks en "people" dont les amours et les mariages passionnent le public. C'est le temps des premiers monstres sacrés. Robert Bogdan s'est plongé dans les archives du Cirque américain pour étudier cette fabrique, son imaginaire et son économie, florissante jusqu'en 1940. Il analyse également sa persistance et la façon dont l'industrie du spectacle en conserve aujourd'hui certaines structures. [résumé de l’éditeur]
Au fil des années 1840, les États-Unis inventèrent le spectacle des freaks - les difformes, les "erreurs de la nature". Cette attraction constituera, cent ans durant, un phénomène de société. Outre les nains, les siamois, les géants, les microcéphales, les obèses, les femmes à barbe et autres "curiosités instructives", on exhibe alors des échantillons de peuples exotiques ou "sauvages", à commencer par les Peaux-Rouges. Les mises en scène ...


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Circus and the city : New York 1793-2010

Wittmann, Matthew
New York : Yale University Press, 2012

At the turn of the 20th century, the circus was the most popular form of American entertainment, and New York City was the hub of circus-related activity. Featuring superb archival photography, this book documents a wide variety of ephemera, images, and artifacts relating to the history of the circus in the city, from the seminal equestrian displays of the 18th century to the iconic railroad circuses of the late 19th century. Matthew Wittmann offers a thorough history of the circus in New York City, including stories of P. T. Barnum's triumphant entry into the circus business, the famous dwarf General Tom Thumb, and Jumbo, the African elephant that touched off a craze known as "Jumbomania." The histories of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the WPA Circus of the Great Depression, and the Big Apple Circus are testaments to the enduring popularity of this American pastime.
At the turn of the 20th century, the circus was the most popular form of American entertainment, and New York City was the hub of circus-related activity. Featuring superb archival photography, this book documents a wide variety of ephemera, images, and artifacts relating to the history of the circus in the city, from the seminal equestrian displays of the 18th century to the iconic railroad circuses of the late 19th century. Matthew Wittmann ...


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The American circus

Weber, Susan ; Ames, Kenneth L. ; Wittmann, Matthew
New York : Yale University Press, 2012

The circus is a source of nostalgia for Americans of all ages, either from memories of attending P. T. Barnum's "Greatest Show on Earth," or through the colorful evocations in many movies, television programs, and books. Interest in the circus phenomenon is unflagging, yet there have been few publications that look closely at how the circus's European origins were refashioned for an American audience. Lavishly illustrated and carefully researched, this volume explores how American culture, values, demography, and business practices altered the fundamental nature of the European circus, and how, by the end of the 19th century, they had transformed it into a distinctly American pastime.

At the peak of its cultural significance, the circus was a sophisticated combination of theater and business, and made effective use of advertising, train travel, and hyperbole. The subjects in The American Circus reflect this complexity, ranging widely from thematic explorations of circus music and elephants to more closely focused studies of objects such as circus toys, souvenirs, and performers' costumes. The book also explores the dark and even nefarious side of the circus, and its associations with marginalized dimensions of American life and culture. With contributions from leading scholars, this stylishly designed volume aims to identify the salient features of an Americanized cultural product and to analyze its appeal for American audiences.
The circus is a source of nostalgia for Americans of all ages, either from memories of attending P. T. Barnum's "Greatest Show on Earth," or through the colorful evocations in many movies, television programs, and books. Interest in the circus phenomenon is unflagging, yet there have been few publications that look closely at how the circus's European origins were refashioned for an American audience. Lavishly illustrated and carefully ...


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American sideshow : an encyclopedia of history's most wonderous and curiously strange performers

Hartzman, Marc
New York : Tarcher/Penguin, 2006

A fascinating look into the history of the American sideshow and its performers. Learn what’s real, what’s fake, and what’s just downright bizarre. You’ve probably heard of Tom Thumb. The Elephant Man. Perhaps even Chang and Eng, the original Siamese twins. But what about Eli Bowen, the legless acrobat? Or Prince Randian, the human torso? These were just a few of the many stars that shone during the heyday of the American sideshow, from 1840 to 1950. American Sideshow chronicles the lives of truly amazing performers, examining these brave and extraordinary curiosities not just as sideshow performers but as people, delving into the lives they led and the ways they were able to triumph over and even benefit from their abnormalities. American Sideshow discusses the rise and fall of the original sideshows and their subsequent replacement by today’s self-made freaks. With the progress of modern medicine, technological advancements, and the wonderful world of body modification, abnormalities are being overcome, treated and even prevented: Siamese twins can now be separated, and in addition to this, tongues can be forked, horns surgically implanted, and earlobes removed. There are also, of course, modern-day giants, fire eaters, sword swallowers, glass eaters, human blockheads, and oh, so much more. These fascinating personalities are celebrated through intimate biographies paired with stunning photographs. Approximately two hundred performers from the past one hundred and sixty years are featured, giving readers a comprehensive and sometimes astonishing look into the history of the American sideshow. [editor summary]
A fascinating look into the history of the American sideshow and its performers. Learn what’s real, what’s fake, and what’s just downright bizarre. You’ve probably heard of Tom Thumb. The Elephant Man. Perhaps even Chang and Eng, the original Siamese twins. But what about Eli Bowen, the legless acrobat? Or Prince Randian, the human torso? These were just a few of the many stars that shone during the heyday of the American sideshow, from 1840 to ...


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Tattoo : secrets of a strange art

Parry, Albert
Mineola, New York : Dover publications, 2006

This pioneering 1933 survey approaches body art from a variety of angles, including artistic, semiotic, psychological, sociological, and cultural perspectives, in circus. One of the first studies to analyze the subconscious motivations and erotic implications behind tattooing, it examines overt and subliminal messages of romance, patriotism, and religious fervor. [editor summary]


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Circus : an album

Granfield, Linda
New York : DK Ink Book, 1998

Circus celebrates the evolution of this gloriuos spectacle under the Big Top -- from its early days of Minoan horn-vaulting and medieval street performers through its heyday in Europe and North America with entrepreneurs such as P.T. Barnum and the Ringling family to the circus of today such as Cirque du Soleil. Illustrated with photographs, posters, paintings, and tickets from around the world, we are introduced to performers who have thrilled crowds with their daring and to world-famous clowns who have transformed comic routines into art. In this first comprehensive children's book on the subject, readers will discover the daily life of circus families, the music, training, and costumes, and the legends -- from Jumbo the elephant to the original "daring young man on the flying trapeze". Sidebars full of fascinating circus trivia about superstitions, "lot lingo", and circus inventions such as the leotard and pink lemonade, add to the fun. A fascinating inside look at one of the world's most daring and dazzling entertainments.[editor summary]
Circus celebrates the evolution of this gloriuos spectacle under the Big Top -- from its early days of Minoan horn-vaulting and medieval street performers through its heyday in Europe and North America with entrepreneurs such as P.T. Barnum and the Ringling family to the circus of today such as Cirque du Soleil. Illustrated with photographs, posters, paintings, and tickets from around the world, we are introduced to performers who have thrilled ...


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Freak show : presenting human oddities for amusement and profit

Bogdan, Robert
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 1990

From 1840 until 1940, freak shows by the hundreds crisscrossed the United States, from the smallest towns to the largest cities, exhibiting their casts of dwarfs, giants, Siamese twins, bearded ladies, savages, snake charmers, fire eaters, and other oddities. By today's standards such displays would be considered cruel and exploitative—the pornography of disability. Yet for one hundred years the freak show was widely accepted as one of America's most popular forms of entertainment. He [Robert Bogdan] describes in detail the flimflam artistry behind the shows, the promoters and the audiences, and the gradual evolution of public opinion from awe to embarrassment. [editor summary]
From 1840 until 1940, freak shows by the hundreds crisscrossed the United States, from the smallest towns to the largest cities, exhibiting their casts of dwarfs, giants, Siamese twins, bearded ladies, savages, snake charmers, fire eaters, and other oddities. By today's standards such displays would be considered cruel and exploitative—the pornography of disability. Yet for one hundred years the freak show was widely accepted as one of America's ...


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Histoire des Sideshow - États-Unis [8]

Exhibitions de phénomènes [4]

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus [compagnie de cirque] [4]

Animaux de cirque [3]

Compagnies de cirque - États-Unis [3]

Histoire des arts du cirque - 19e siècle [3]

Histoire des arts du cirque - 20e siècle [3]

Histoire des arts du cirque - États-Unis [3]

Sells-Floto Circus [compagnie de cirque] [3]

Affiches de spectacles cirque - États-Unis [2]

Artistes de cirque afro-américains [2]

Astley, Philip [écuyer, propriétaire de cirque] [2]

Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth [spectacle de cirque] [2]

Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus [compagnie de cirque] [2]

Fêtes foraines - États-Unis [2]

Histoire des arts du cirque - New York (N.Y.) [2]

Jouets de cirque [2]

Musique de cirque [2]

P.T. Barnum's Museum [2]

Parcs d'attractions - États-Unis [2]

Affiches de spectacles de cirque [1]

Animaux sauvages [1]

Architecture de cirque [1]

Art clownesque - Histoire [1]

Artiste de cirque - Russie [1]

Artiste de Sideshow - États-Unis - Biographie [1]

Artistes de cirque - États-Unis [1]

Artistes de cirque handicapés [1]

Arts du cirque - Chine [1]

Arts du cirque - Critiques et interprétations [1]

Arts du cirque - France [1]

Arts du cirque - Objets de collection [1]

Arts du cirque - Organisation et gestion [1]

Arts du cirque dans l'art [1]

Avaleur de sabre [1]

Bailey, James Anthony [directeur de cirque] [1]

Barnum, Phineas Taylor [directeur de cirque] [1]

Big Apple Circus [compagnie de cirque] [1]

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show [1]

Chapiteau [1]

Chars de parades de cirque [1]

Circo Franconi [compagnie de cirque] [1]

Cirque - Illustrations, images, etc. [1]

Cirque - Objets de collection - Expositions [1]

Cirque au cinéma [1]

Cirque dans l'art [1]

Cirque dans la littérature jeunesse [1]

Clowns - États-Unis [1]

Cole Bros. Circus [compagnie de cirque] [1]

Costumes de cirque [1]

Coup, W.C. [1]

Dan Rice Great Show [spectacle de cirque] [1]

Dressage [1]

Dresseurs [1]

Dresseurs - Biographies [1]

Écoles de cirque [1]

Éléphants [1]

Exhibitions ethnographiques [1]

Expositions - États-Unis [1]

Fakirisme [1]

Femmes artistes de cirque [1]

Forepaugh, Adam [propriétaire de cirque] [1]

Franconi, Antonio (1737-1836) [1]

Great Circus Parade [événement de cirque] [1]

Hagenbeck - Wallace Circus [compagnie de cirque] [1]

Histoire de l'acrobatie équestre [1]

Histoire des arts du cirque [1]

Histoire des arts du cirque - 18e siècle [1]

Histoire des arts du cirque - Angleterre [1]

Histoire des arts du cirque - Expositions [1]

J.R.&W.Howe & Co.'s New York Menagerie [1]

King, Andrew [1]

Littérature américaine - 19e siècle [1]

Maître de piste [1]

Malformations [1]

Parades de cirque [1]

Photographies de cirque [1]

Piste de cirque [1]

Publicité de cirque [1]

Ricketts, John Bill (1769-1800) [1]

Ringling Brothers Circus [compagnie de cirque] [1]

Robinson, John [1]

Shelburne Museum's Circus Collection [musée] [1]

Sideshow - Encyclopédies et dictionnaires [1]

Tattouage [1]

Tattouage - Histoire et critique [1]

The Great American circus from New York [1]

Traditions acrobatiques [1]

Wallenda [famille de cirque] [1]

Works Progress Administration Circus (WPA) [1]

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