Emmett Kelly : the greatest clown on earth


Auteurs : McManus, Donald (Auteur)

Lieu de publication : Kirksville, Missouri

Éditeur : Truman State University Press

Date de publication : 2014

ISBN : 9781612481203

Langue : Anglais

Description : 48 p. ; 26 cm

Sujets :
Kelly, Emmett [clown]
Clowns - Biographies
Art clownesque - Ouvrages jeunesse
Histoire des arts du cirque - États-Unis
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus [compagnie de cirque]

Dépouillement du document :
Chapter 1: Early Years in Cabool, Missouri
Chapter 2: Emmett the Young Artist
Chapter 3: Discovering Weary Willie
Chapter 4: The Big time and a Big Fire
Chapter 5: The Greatest Show on Earth
Legacy: Emmett and Willie
For Further Reading

Résumé :
In the early 1900s, the circus was one of the most popular forms of entertainment in America, and one of the most popular circus acts was the clown. White-faced clowns in bright costumes made adults and children laugh with their silly antics. When the Great Depression caused many Americans to lose their jobs, Emmett Kelly decided to be a different type of clown—a sad-faced clown who reminded people of their struggles, but still made them laugh. His clown character, Weary Willie, inspired people to keep going during hard times. Because his clown character made people laugh and helped them with their troubles, Emmett Kelly became the most famous clown in the world. [editor summary]

Collection : Bibliothèque de l'École nationale de cirque

Localisation : Livres jeunesse

Cote : 791.330 92 K2957e 2014

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