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Circus mania : the ultimate book for anyone who ever dreamed of running away with the circus

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Auteurs : McPherson, Douglas (Auteur)

Lieu de publication : Londres, Angleterre

Éditeur : Peter Owen Publishers

Date de publication : 2017

ISBN : 9780720619874

Langue : Anglais

Description : 232 p. ; 22 cm

Notes : Index.

Sujets :
Histoire des arts du cirque
Cirque traditionnel
Hippodrome
Dressage
Art clownesque
Spiegeltent [attraction foraine]
Exhibitions de phénomènes
National Centre for Circus Arts [école de cirque]
Cirque de Moscou
The Chinese National Circus [compagnie de cirque]
Cirque du Soleil [compagnie de cirque]
Artistes de cirque - Biographies
Billy Smart Circus [compagnie de cirque]
Webb, Clive
Zippos Circus [compagnie de cirque]
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus [compagnie de cirque]
Sanger, George [propriétaire de cirque]
Blackpool Tower Circus [compagnie de cirque]
Macmanus, Carol
Jay, Peter
Lacey, Martin
Cottle, Gerry
Astley, Philip [écuyer, propriétaire de cirque]
Barnum, Phineas Taylor [directeur de cirque]
Adams, Danny [artiste de cirque]

Dépouillement du document :
Eva : in her last ever appearance
Back to the hippodrome : the wondrous water spectacular
The elephant in the room : Martin Lacey's tigers and elephants
Clowns and circus girl : from Britain's oldest circus family Miss Carol's exotic revue and Madam Gracie's fantail fantasia
Inside the Spiegeltent : from australia.. Circa from Spain...Circ Panic
Freak Show : sword-swallowing with the pain proof man
The university of circus : the hot dots hit the road
The real Big Top : behind the scenes of the BBC's top sitcom
Make 'em laugh : with Britain's funniest clown, Clive Webb and Danny Adams
The Orient Express : the stars of the Chinese State Circus
The sun that never sets : the unstoppable Cirque du Soleil
Fire and ice : skating spectacular, from Russia with love
Sawdust Memories : a ringmaster remember
The Next Generation : Gerry Cottle's stars of tomorrow
Encore : back to the circus : 2017 update

Résumé :
Two hundred and fifty years after Philip Astley invented the circus it has never been more diverse and captivating, the global success of the spectacular Cirque du Soleil just one testament to its enduring and universal appeal. In Britain alone there are traditional family circuses for kids and arty shows for adults, circuses in tents and circuses in theatres, circuses with animals and circuses without, the Circus of Horrors for clubbers, the comedy-based Circus Hilarious and cabaret-style hybrids on the burlesque circuit - and this form of entertainment is popular around the world.

What all circuses have in common are the extraordinary skills, dedication and lifestyle of those involved - a unique strain of performers who blend the discipline of sports stars with the razzmatazz of showbiz; itinerant entertainers who have often had circus blood in their families for generations; world-class gymnasts who risk death twice daily, serve on the tea stand in between shows and help take down the big top afterwards.

Circus Mania is 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 and customs and offering insight into the development of this traditional entertainment from the earliest times.[editor summary]

Collection : Bibliothèque de l'École nationale de cirque

Localisation : Bibliothèque

Cote : 791.309 M1724c 2017

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