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The American circus

Author: Susan Weber
Publisher: New York : Bard Graduate Center : Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture ; New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A showcase of the "golden age" of the circus in America

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Weber
ISBN: 9780300185393 0300185391
OCLC Number: 772715734
Description: 459 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction / Kenneth L. Ames --
The circus Americanized / Janet M. Davis --
The transnational history of the early American circus / Matthew Wittmann --
The American circus in Victorian Britain / Brenda Assael --
American circus posters / Paul Stirton --
Shelburne Museum's Colchester posters and circus advertising / Kory W. Rogers --
The circus parade / Gregory J. Renoff --
Circus music in America / Leon Botstein --
The American circus tent / Fred Dahlinger, Jr. --
Elephants and the American circus / Susan Nance --
Horses and cat acts in the early American circus / Brett Mizelle --
Performed identities as circus illusions / Peta Tait --
The Americanization of the circus clown / Rodney Huey --
The American circus spectacle / Jennifer Lemmer Posey --
The circus in nineteenth-century American children's literature / Ellen Butler Donovan --
Circus toys in the gilded age / Eugene W. Metcalf --
The WPA circus in New York / Susan Weber --
Disability and the circus / Rachel Adams.
Responsibility: Susan Weber, Kenneth L. Ames, and Matthew Wittmann, editors.
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"Beautifully illustrated, informative, and engaging." - Glenn C. Altschuler, Philadelphia Inquirer -- Glenn C. Altschuler Philadelphia Inquirer Selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for Read more...

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