The Greatest Shows on Earth

The Greatest Shows on Earth

A History of the Circus

Book - 2014
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Step right up! and buy a ticket to the Greatest Show on Earth - the Big Top, containing death-defying stunts, dancing bears, roaring tigers, and trumpeting elephants. The circus has always been home to the dazzling and the exotic, the improbable and the impossible -a place of myth and romance, of reinvention, rebirth, second acts, and new identities. Asking why we long to soar on flying trapezes, ride bareback on spangled horses, and parade through the streets in costumes of glitter and gold, this captivating book illuminates the history of the circus and the claim it has on the imaginations of artists, writers, and people around the world.
Publisher: London :, Reaktion Books,, 2014
ISBN: 9781780233581
1780233582
Branch Call Number: 791.309 SIM NVD
Characteristics: 296 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm

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GoneWithTheThread
Mar 08, 2017

Great book on the circus! Love seeing the old advertisements and show photos. Well illustrated.

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