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Circus mania

Circus mania

McPherson, Douglas

McPherson presents a history of the circus from its origins in Roman times, through its establishment in Western Europe and to modern day success. Each chapter tackles a different circus and looks at the lives of its various performers

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Peter Owen, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: presented by Douglas McPherson
ISBN: 0720613523, 9780720613520
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 230 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), col. ports. ; 22 cm.
Subject: Circus Great Britain.; Circus; Circus Great Britain History.; Performing Arts.
Alternative Title: Douglas McPherson presents Circus mania

Author note

Douglas McPherson is a journalist specializing in entertainment, writing regularly for the Daily Telegraph, the Stage, and My Weekly.


". . . Full of stories and anecdotes that give readers a good sense of the thrills and dangers associated with the big top."  —Booklist||"This lively, fact-filled, well-researched guide to circus history, tradition and culture pulls back the curtains and takes readers inside the teeming world of trapeze daredevils, clowns, animal handlers and other performers with centuries of "circus blood" coursing in their veins."  —Publishers Weekly||"As an overview of the circus in Great Britain, it has value in illustrating a diverse entertainment tradition that may be unfamiliar to Americans."  —White Tops