[Descargar] ➸ Greatest Shows on Earth: A History of the Circus ➽ Linda Simon – Bilb-weil.de

Dazzling, Clamorous And Exotic, The Circus Is A Theatre Of The Improbable And Impossible From The Days Of Travelling Troupes Of Acrobats And Jugglers To The Grand Spectacle Of The Cirque Du Soleil, The Circus Has Exerted An Indelible Fascination Of All Our Myths Of Reinvention, Rebirth, Second Acts And New Identities, Running Away To Join The Circus Has A Special Allure In This Book Linda Simon Asks Why We Long To Soar On The Flying Trapeze To Ride Bareback On A Spangled Horse To Parade Through City Streets In Costumes Of Glitter And Gold Why Have Artists And Writers Repeatedly Or Obsessively Taken The Circus As Their Subject What Does The Circus Offer Us That We Think We So Desperately Need The Greatest Shows On Earth Takes Us From Eighteenth Century Hippodromes In Britain To Intimate One Ring Circuses In Nineteenth Century Paris, Where Toulouse Lautrec And Picasso Became Enchanted By Aerialists And Clowns We Meet P T Barnum, James Bailey And The Enterprising Ringling Brothers, Who Created The Golden Age Of American Circuses We Explore Contemporary Transformations Of The Circus, From The Whimsical Circus Oz In Australia To New York City S Big Apple CircusCircus People Are Central To The Story Trick Riders And Tightrope Walkers, Sword Swallowers And Animal Trainers, Contortionists And Clowns These Are The Men And Women Who Create The Sensational, Raucous, Titillating And Incomparable World Of The Circus Beautifully Illustrated, Rich In Historical Detail And Full Of Colourful Anecdotes, Linda Simon S Vibrant History Is As Enchanting As A Night At The Big Top Itself

5 thoughts on “Greatest Shows on Earth: A History of the Circus

  1. Stevi Manteufel Stevi Manteufel says:

    This book s information will be adequate for the research I m doing for a small fiction work However, do not consider imitating its actual writing style The sentence structure is choppy at times, and random quotes that don t have too much to do with the current content are thrown in like the writer can t think of anything else to fill in there.

  2. Daniel Daniel says:

    Beautiful book.

  3. Mike Mike says:

    BOOK WAS INFORMATIVE BUT READ TOO MUCH LIKE A TEXTBOOK Did cover the history and origins of the cirus well.

  4. Jonathan Stuart Cerullo Jonathan Stuart Cerullo says:

    Articulate and very well written Easy read still reading but I would think anyone who is a circus enthusiast or historian will find this useful I will say unfortunately like the circus itself the binding came undone nothing a little glue didn t fix

  5. Jette Jette says: