The American circus


Auteurs : Weber, Susan (Direction) ; Ames, Kenneth L. (Direction) ; Wittmann, Matthew (Direction)

Lieu de publication : New York

Éditeur : Yale University Press

Date de publication : 2012

ISBN : 9780300185393

Langue : Anglais

Description : 472 p. : ill. coul. ; 28cm.

Notes : Bibliogr. : p. 436-448. et réf. bibliogr. en fin des chapitres. Index.

Sujets :
Histoire des arts du cirque - États-Unis
Affiches de spectacles cirque - États-Unis
Shelburne Museum's Circus Collection [musée]
Great Circus Parade [événement de cirque]
Musique de cirque
Clowns - États-Unis
Histoire des arts du cirque - 19e siècle
Histoire des arts du cirque - 20e siècle
Compagnies de cirque - États-Unis
Arts du cirque - Critiques et interprétations
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus [compagnie de cirque]
Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus [compagnie de cirque]
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show
Arts du cirque - Organisation et gestion
Histoire des arts du cirque - Angleterre
Astley, Philip [écuyer, propriétaire de cirque]
Sells-Floto Circus [compagnie de cirque]
Chars de parades de cirque
Architecture de cirque
Piste de cirque
Histoire de l'acrobatie équestre
Animaux de cirque
Animaux sauvages
Dresseurs - Biographies
Cirque dans la littérature jeunesse
Littérature américaine - 19e siècle
Cirque - Illustrations, images, etc.
Jouets de cirque
Histoire des arts du cirque - New York (N.Y.)
Works Progress Administration Circus (WPA)
Exhibitions de phénomènes
Histoire des Sideshow - États-Unis

Dépouillement du document :
The circus americanized / Janet M.Davis
The transnational history of the early american circus / Matthew Wittmann
The american circus in Victorian Britain / Brenda Assael
American circus posters / Paul Stirton
Shelburne Museum’s Colchester posters and circus advertising / Kory W. Rogers
The circus parade / Gregory J. Renoff
Circus music in america / Leon Botstein
The american circus tent / Fred Dahlinger Jr.
Elephants and the american circus/ Susan nance
Horses and cat acts in the early american circus / Brett Mizelle
Performed identities as circus illusions / Peta Tait
Americanization of the circus clown / Rodney Huey
The american circus spectacle / Jennifer Lemmer Posey
The circus in nineteenth-century american children’s literature / Ellen Butler Donovan
Circus toys in the gilded age / Eugene W. Metcalf
The WPA circus in New York / Susan Weber
Disability and the circus / Rachel Adams

Résumé :
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.

Collection : Bibliothèque de l'École nationale de cirque

Localisation : Bibliothèque

Cote : 791.309 73 W3731a 2012

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