A history of the circus in America


Auteurs : Chindahl, George Leonard (Auteur)

Lieu de publication : Caldwell, Idaho

Éditeur : Caxton Printers

Date de publication : 1959

Langue : Anglais

Description : xvi, 279 p. ; 44 p. de pl. : ill. n & b ; 22 cm

Notes : Appendix : a partial list of american circuses and menageries circa 1771 throught 1956.

Sujets :
Histoire des arts du cirque
Histoire des arts du cirque - États-Unis
Histoire des arts du cirque - Mexique
Histoire des arts du cirque - Canada
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus [compagnie de cirque]
Sells Brothers Circus [compagnie de cirque]
Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus [compagnie de cirque]
Cole Bros. Circus [compagnie de cirque]
Kelly Miller Circus [compagnie de cirque]
Ménageries - États-Unis - Histoire
Administration et logistique du cirque en tournée
Arts du cirque - Organisation et gestion
Publicité de cirque
Musique de cirque

Dépouillement du document :
I. The Early Circus in America
1. Beginnings, circa 1716 to 1820
2. Arrival of English Performers
3. Arrival of French and Spanish Troupes
4. Beginnings in Mexico

II. The Circus takes form
1. The Development of the Combined Circus and Menagerie, circa 1820 to 1860
2. Pioneering in the Atlantic States
3. Entering Mid-America
4. The Lower Mississippi Valley
5. Seeking Patronage in the Deep South
6. Attempts to Control the Menagerie Business
7. Leading Personalities
- Aaron Turner
- George F. Bailey
- "General" Rufus Welch
- John Robinson
- Richard Sands
- Spalding & Rogers
- Dan Rice
- The Mabie Brothers
- Howes and Cushing
- Phineas Taylor Barnum
8. Mexican Circuses of This Period
9. West Coast Circuses
10. The Steam Calliope

III. The Civil War Period

IV. THe Rise of the Railroad Circus
1. Beginnings of the Railroad Circus
2. Founding of the Barnum Circus
3. James A. Bailey
4. W. W. Cole
5. John V. O'Brien
6. Adam Forepaugh
7. The Sells Brothers
8. The Family Circus
9. The Circus in Mexico
10. Status of the Circus Business in the 1880's

V. The Golden Age of the Circus
1. The Wild West Shows
2. The Dog and Pony Shows
3. The Sells-Floto Circus
4. The Small Railroad Shows
5. The Trained Wild Animal Shows
6. Mugivan and Bowers
7. The Wagon Shows
8. Circuses in Mexico
9. Beginnings of the Modern Indoor Circus
10. Ringling Brothers' World's Greatest Shows
11. The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth
12. Efforts to Mitigate Competition
13. The Golden Age of the Circus
14. Mechanization of the Circus
15. Improvement of the Lighting Systems
16. Preparing the Way for the Motorized Overland Circus

VI. The Declined of the Railroad Circus and the Growth of the Motorized Circus and the Indoor Circus
1. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows
2. American Circus Corporation
3. Decline of the Railroad Circus
4. Changes in Management of the Ringling-Barnum & Barnum & Bailey Show, 1927 -56
5. Operation of the Ringling-Barnum & Bailey Show, 1927-56
6. Clyde Beatty Circus
7. Dailey Bros.' Circus
8. Cole Bros.' Circus
9. The Rise of the Motorized Circus
I0. Hunt Bros.' Circus
11. Al G. Kelly & Miller Bros.' Circus
12. Mills Bros.' Circus
13. King Bros.' Circus
14. The Cristiani Family
15. Eliminating Unfair Competition Among Motorized Circuses
16. Mechanization of the Circus
17. The Grou'th of the Indoor Circus
18. A Backrvard Glance
19. Mexican Circuses

VII. Commentary
1. Types of Entertainment
2. The Circus Performer
3. Horsemanship
4. Clowning
5. A List of Circus Acts
6. The Trained Wild Animal Act
7. Circus Music
8. The Concert
9. Seating
10. The Menagerie
11. Educational Displays Other Than the Menagerie
12. The Side Show
13. Advertising
14. Publicity on Circus Day
15. Labor Relations
16. Financial Returns to the Proprietor
17. Attitude of the Public Toward the Circus
18. The Influence of the Circus Upon Physical Education
19. The Future of the Circus
A Partial list of American Circuses and Menageries, circa 1771 through 1956

Résumé :
In this book the author traces the development of the circus in America since 1771, beginning with the small "overland" troupes that toiled along country roads by means of horse drawn wagons, then continues with the shows that made better time on the railroads, and finally moves on to those that now travel on trucks and house their personnel in trailers. [editor summary]

Remerciement au donateur : The Ringling : The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Collection : Bibliothèque de l'École nationale de cirque

Localisation : Bibliothèque

Cote : 791.309 7 C5395h 1959

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