Books in category Performing Arts – Circus | Page 5

  • Lovecraft

    Lovecraft
    William L. Slout, Lin Carter

    This book details some of the activity leading up to that notable landmark in amusement history, particularly during the decade of 1871-81. Complete with notes, bibliography, index, and contemporaneous illustrations.

  • Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe

    Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe
    Frederik L. Schodt

    Looks at Professor Risley's introduction of the Western-style circus to Japan in 1864 and his subsequent tours of the country with the Imperial Japanese Troupe of acrobats, an encounter that opened both cultures to one another.

  • En Route to the Great Eastern Circus and Other Essays on Circus History

    En Route to the Great Eastern Circus and Other Essays on Circus History
    William L. Slout

    These vivid essays, highlighted by numerous contemporaneous excerpts from local newspapers, help bring a long-forgotten era alive again.

  • How to be a Goofy Juggler

    How to be a Goofy Juggler
    Bruce Fife

    Originally published: Colorado Springs: Java Pub. Co., 1989.

  • Toulouse Lautrec s The Circus

    Toulouse-Lautrec’s The Circus
    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

    DIVMasterpieces of composition and movement include "The Rearing Horse," "The Jockey," and "The Animal-trainer." The reproductions, by a noted lithographer, Fernand Mourlot, recapture the color and spirit of the originals. /div

  • The Colossal P T Barnum Reader

    The Colossal P.T. Barnum Reader
    Phineas Taylor Barnum, James W. Cook

    An encyclopedic treasure trove from the mastermind behind "The Greatest Show on Earth"

  • Olympians of the Sawdust Circle

    Olympians of the Sawdust Circle
    William Lawrence Slout

    This A-Z guide lists: surname, given name, dates of birth and death (if known), type of entertainment (and function) with which the individual was associated, and the companies and dates by whom the person was employed.

  • The Nuttiest Wackiest Funniest Skits Ever

    The Nuttiest, Wackiest, Funniest, Skits Ever!
    Stanley Snickelfoose

    This book is packed with 50 of the most hilarious comedy skits ever!

  • The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno

    The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno
    Ellen Bryson

    Inspired by true events, The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno by Ellen Bryson is an atmospheric and utterly original story about human appetites and longings, exploring what it means to be profoundly unique – and demonstrating …

  • The Bloomington Normal Circus Legacy

    The Bloomington-Normal Circus Legacy
    Maureen Brunsdale, Mark Schmitt

    Starting in the 1870s, the barns, icehouses, gymnasiums and empty theaters of central Illinois provided the practice sites for aerial performers whose names still command reverence in the annals of American circus history.

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