Beneath The Big Top: A Social History Of The Circus In Britain by Steve WardBeneath The Big Top: A Social History Of The Circus In Britain by Steve Ward

Beneath The Big Top: A Social History Of The Circus In Britain

bySteve WardEditorSteve Ward

Paperback | November 19, 2014

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Beneath the Big Top is a social history of the circus, from its ancient roots to the rise of the 'modern' tented traveling shows. A performer and founder of a circus group, Steve Ward draws on eyewitness accounts and contemporary interviews to explore the triumphs and disasters of the circus world. He reveals the stories beneath the big top during the golden age of the circus and the lives of circus folk, which were equally colorful outside the ring: • Pablo Fanque, Britain's first black circus proprietor • The Chipperfield dynasty, who started out in 1684 on the frozen Thames • Katie Sandwina, world's strongest woman and part-time crime-fighter • The Sylvain brothers, who fell in love with the same woman in the ring
A former performer, teacher and director of a prize winning youth circus, STEVE WARD has worked with circus groups worldwide. He also has an MA researching the role of circus within education. Steve later founded the National Association of Youth Circus and his Leeds based group Circus Zanni won several awards. He has written widely on...
Title:Beneath The Big Top: A Social History Of The Circus In BritainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 19, 2014Publisher:Casemate IpmLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1783030496

ISBN - 13:9781783030491

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