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American experience. The circus. Part two

Author: Sharon Grimberg; Michael Murphy; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.),; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.),; Winter Pink Films,
Publisher: Arlington, VA : Public Broadcasting Service, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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American Experience: The Circus. This four-hour mini-series tells the story of one of the most popular and influential forms of entertainment in American history. Drawing upon a vast and rich visual archive, The Circus follows the rise and fall of the gigantic, traveling tented railroad circus, recounting the era when Circus Day could shut down a town, and circus stars were among the most famous people in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
History
Nonfiction television programs
Named Person: P T Barnum; James Anthony Bailey; Adam Forepaugh; James Anthony Bailey; P T Barnum; Adam Forepaugh
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Grimberg; Michael Murphy; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.),; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.),; Winter Pink Films,
OCLC Number: 1119626720
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed August 02, 2019).
Credits: Directors of photography, Jason Longo, Stephen McCarthy ; editors, Jon Neuberger, Mark Dugas ; original music, Gary Lionelli, Nathan Halpern.
Performer(s): Narrator, Michael Murphy.
Event notes: Originally broadcast by PBS October 8-9, 2018.
Description: 1 online resource (114 minutes)
Other Titles: Circus
Responsibility: written, produced and directed by Sharon Grimberg ; a Winter Pink Films production for American experience ; WGBH.

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American Experience: The Circus. This four-hour mini-series tells the story of one of the most popular and influential forms of entertainment in American history. Drawing upon a vast and rich visual archive, The Circus follows the rise and fall of the gigantic, traveling tented railroad circus, recounting the era when Circus Day could shut down a town, and circus stars were among the most famous people in the country. For many Americans, the circus embodied the improbable and the impossible, the exotic and the spectacular. Through the intertwined stories of several of the most innovative and influential impresarios of the late nineteenth century, this series reveals the circus was a uniquely American entertainment created by a rapidly expanding and industrializing nation; that it embraced and was made possible by Western imperialism; that its history was shaped by a tension between its unconventional entertainments and prevailing standards of respectability; and that its promise for ordinary people was the possibility for personal reinvention. Drawing upon a vast and richly visual archive and featuring a host of performers, historians and aficionados, The Circus brings to life an era when Circus Day would shut down a town, its stars were among the most famous people in the country, and multitudes of Americans gathered to see the improbable and the impossible, the exotic and the spectacular.

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