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The rise of the American circus, 1716-1899

Author: S L Kotar; J E Gessler
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2011
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It introduces the early pioneers of the circus, addresses business concerns such as management and training, and discusses the development of the show itself, including the incorporation of menageries, the need for animal training and care, the addition of circus music, the use of the tent, and the unique attractions of side shows and "freaks."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S L Kotar; J E Gessler
ISBN: 9780786461592 0786461594
OCLC Number: 790690223
Description: viii, 354 s.
Responsibility: S.L. Kotar and J.E. Gessler

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"It introduces the early pioneers of the circus, addresses business concerns such as management and training, and discusses the development of the show itself, including the incorporation of menageries, the need for animal training and care, the addition of circus music, the use of the tent, and the unique attractions of side shows and "freaks."

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