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  • Angels Can Fly a Modern Clown User Guide

    by Alan Clay ...
    This book is a modern clown user guide. It includes a mix of fiction which follows the adventures of ten clown characters some personal clown anecdotes from clowns from around the world and some theory on the nature of modern clown as well as 50 practical clown exercises appropriate for workshops or performance. ... Read more

    $11.98 AUD

  • Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts

    An Illustrated Guide to Strength, Flexibility, Training, and Injury Prevention

    by Emily Scherb ...
    An illustrated guide to anatomy and biomechanics for aerialists who want to optimize their performance and train safelySpecifically designed for aerialists—including those who do trapeze, silks, and other aerial arts— Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts is an invaluable resource for those who want to optimize their performance and train safely.Using a biomechanical and movement-based approach, Emily ... Read more

    $23.97 AUD

  • The Hartford Circus Fire: Tragedy Under the Big Top

    series Disaster
    Through firsthand accounts, interviews with survivors and a gripping collection of vintage photographs, author Michael Skidgell attempts to make sense of one of Hartford's worst tragedies.Almost 7,000 fans eagerly packed into the Ringling Brothers big top on July 6, 1944. With a single careless act, an afternoon at the "Greatest Show on Earth" quickly became one of terror and tragedy as the ... Read more

    $19.45 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Ultimate Cold Reading Manual: Dazzle Your Audience Like A Pro, Even If You're A Complete Newbie!

    by Nicky Westen ...
    Would you like to make powerful Cold-reads (pseudo-psychic readings) even though you're a complete beginner? This book is going to teachyou the fundamentals of this fascinating art, which can literally build powerful, deep, instantaneous connections that astound everyone! (Especially useful for Seduction applications.)This guide contains all the information you need in order to begin doing ... Read more

    $5.59 AUD

  • Truevine

    An Extraordinary True Story of Two Brothers and a Mother's Love

    by Beth Macy ...
    THE EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY"This first-rate journey into human trafficking, slavery, and familial bonding is an engrossing example of spirited, determined reportage." Kirkus"As compelling as Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks ... Certain to be among the most memorable books of the year." Connie Fletcher, BooklistThe year was 1899, as the old people told the story; the place a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $9.99 AUD

  • DIY Circus Lab for Kids

    A Family- Friendly Guide for Juggling, Balancing, Clowning, and Show-Making

    series Lab for Kids
    Produce your own circus! Make your own stilts, juggling sticks, and tightrope, then learn to use them; master the human pyramid; discover how to create your own circus acts and shows; and much more with DIY Circus Lab for Kids. Companion online video tutorials for every prop and skill make learning easy.Veteran circus educator Jackie Leigh Davis takes you, step by step, through the props and ... Read more

    $27.60 AUD

  • The Wonders

    Lifting the Curtain on the Freak Show, Circus and Victorian Age

    by John Woolf ...
    'A promising young historian with a taste for the exotic.' Stephen Fry The Wonders is a radical new history of the Victorian age: meet the forgotten and extraordinary freak performers whose talents and disabilities helped define an era. On 23 March, 1844, General Tom Thumb, at 25 inches tall, entered the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace and bowed low to Queen Victoria. On both sides of the ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • American Sideshow

    by Marc Hartzman ...
    A fascinating look into the history of the American sideshow and its performers. Learn what's real, what's fake, and what's just downright bizarre.You've probably heard of Tom Thumb. The Elephant Man. Perhaps even Chang and Eng, the original Siamese twins. But what about Eli Bowen, the legless acrobat? Or Prince Randian, the human torso? These were just a few of the many stars that shone during ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD

  • The Art of Collectivity

    Social Circus and the Cultural Politics of a Post-Neoliberal Vision

    Amidst epidemics of youth alienation and cultural polarization, community-based artistic practices are sprouting up around the world as antidotes to policies of austerity and social exclusion. Rejecting the radical individualism of the neoliberal era, many artistic projects promote collectivity and togetherness in navigating challenges and constructing shared futures. The Art of Collectivity is ... Read more

    $33.65 AUD

  • Mini Dictionnaire Franco - Manouche

    by Alain Nénert ...
    Ce mini-dictionnaire, écrit par Alain Nénert, auteur de plusieurs ouvrages sur le cirque, est composé d’un index alphabétique commenté manouche-français et français-manouche.L’auteur y a ajouté plusieurs chapitres complémentaires sur les us et coutumes des Gens du Voyage qui résument l’essentiel de leur quotidien comme la nourriture, la nature, le sexe, la famille ou l’honneur. Cet ouvrage ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Palhaços

    Trata-se de um estudo sobre o circo e seus palhaços no Brasil atual. Resultou de uma pesquisa bibliográfica e empírica, que incluiu viagens por quase todo o país, registros fotográficos, observações diretas e entrevistas. Resultado de uma pesquisa bibliográfica e empírica, com viagens por grande parte do Brasil, este livro não só preenche uma lacuna acadêmica sobre a história do circo e a ... Read more

    $11.83 AUD

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Circus

    series Cambridge Companions to Theatre and Performance
    The Cambridge Companion to the Circus provides a complete guide for students, scholars, teachers, researchers, and practitioners who are seeking perspectives on the foundations and evolution of the modern circus, the contemporary extent of circus studies, and the specialised literature available to support further enquiries. The volume brings together an international group of established and ... Read more

    $29.91 AUD

  • Becoming Centaur

    Eighteenth-Century Masculinity and English Horsemanship

    series Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures #9
    In this study of the relationship between men and their horses in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, Monica Mattfeld explores the experience of horsemanship and how it defined one’s gendered and political positions within society.Men of the period used horses to transform themselves, via the image of the centaur, into something other—something powerful, awe-inspiring, and mythical. ... Read more

    $36.95 AUD

  • Applause

    A Second Chance

    by Gayle Wilson ...
    The circusits a place of glitz, glamour, and wonder. For the Koso family from Czechoslovakia, living the circus life means always hearing the audiences applause, a sound sweeter than cotton candy. As part of the Wills & Waterson Royal Three Ring Circus, the family performs bareback riding shows that fascinate and amaze their audiences.Katiya and her husband, Maxim, teach their son, Jerry, the ... Read more

    $5.93 AUD

  • From Rags to Ricketts and Other Essays on Circus History

    William L. Slout, circus historian par excellence, here provides six essays on the development of the American circus. "From Rags to Ricketts: The Roots of Circus in Early Gotham" looks at the beginnings of circus entertainment in old New York City during the eighteenth century. "The Great Roman Hippodrome of 1874: P. T. Barnum's 'Crowning Effort'" describes the great showman's grand experiment: ... Read more

    $11.98 AUD

  • New York City Circus And Amusement Park Directory, 1930

    My directory records every business which was listed in the Circus and Amusement Park sections of New York City directories for 1929, 1930, and 1933. I have taken some liberties with the title to include companies which appeared shortly before and after 1930. Researchers and readers can utilize the additional information to study the attrition of carnival firms which did not survive after the ... Read more

    $2.81 AUD

  • The Contemporary Circus

    Art of the Spectacular

    The fun, energy, and hard work integral to the exciting world of the circus is lovingly captured in The Contemporary Circus: Art of the Spectacular, an in depth look at the creative process of today's circuses. Through numerous personal interviews with directors, designers, composers and performers, author Ernest Albrecht provides a unique inside view of the journey through which the most ... Read more

    $108.89 AUD

  • Movimento Popular Escambo Livre De Rua

    by Antonio Bê ...
    Um trabalho proposto para a disciplina de Laboratório de História, no curso de Licenciatura em História do CERES em 2018, agora ganha sua edição em livro físico enriquecido com anexos de documentos digitalizados inéditos do Movimento Popular Escambo Livre de Rua. ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • Les dialogues du bas

    7 sketches

    1 à 3 personnages, f. et h. - Durée : 3 à 9 min par sketch« Les dialogues du bas » simplement des sketches ? Plutôt une porte ouverte vers un univers délirant, dans lequel s’engouffrent sans réserve de drôles de personnages déjantés. Les situations cocasses s’enchaînent sous le joug de dialogues rythmés et truculents.Un animateur de télévision mégalo se laissant déborder par les évènements... Un ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Encyclopédie du Cirque

    de A à Z

    Cette Encyclopédie de A à Z se présente sous la forme d’un abécédaire avec 4000 entrées, illustrée par 600 documents et photos de François Dehurtevent.Dominique Denis, artiste, historien et auteur de nombreux ouvrages de référence, nous fait découvrir le Cirque sous toutes ses formes. Cet outil de communication permet de trouver immédiatement la signification d’un terme précis concernant autant le ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • Freaks

    We Who Are Not As Others

    "I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folk are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed."             ―The Scarecrow of Oz, from The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum During the lifetime of Daniel P. Mannix, freaks were the star attractions of sideshows ― respected and revered by other carnival members. ... Read more

    $8.44 AUD

  • Circus Pyongyang - A gig to North Korea

    by Juha Kurvinen ...
    Juha Kurvinen, chainsaw juggler and holder of two official Guinness World Records, gets one day an invitation to perform at a circus in North Korea organized to honour the birthday of president Kim Il-Sung. Joining Kurvinen is the most famous Finnish professional magician Jori A. Kopponen, who has always wanted to travel to an "another planet".The party is being held at the capital of North Korea, ... Read more

    $12.35 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Cirkus og gøgl i Odense 1826-1844

    by Anders Enevig ...
    I flere århundreder har de omrejsende gøglere og cirkus fascineret danskerne, ikke mindst fynboerne, og gennem tiden har artisternes numre ændret sig og udviklet sig på mange forskellige måder. I 1820‘erne og 1830‘erne var interessen for kukkasser, Lanterna Magica, solmikroskoper og alle mulige former for optiske illusioner enorm. Anders Enevig fortæller om de mest fascinerende af disse numre og ... Read more

    $14.78 AUD

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Clowns

    From ancient Egypt to the modern-day circus, the role of the clown can be traced throughout history. But how much do you really know about the profession that takes comedy very seriously? This fascinating book takes the reader on a journey through the ages, explaining how clowns such as the whiteface and auguste came to be. You’ll read about history’s best-loved performers such as Joseph Grimaldi, ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus