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Circus eBooks

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  • The Trouble With Tigers

    Take a trip to 20th Century India in this gripping historical read full of romance and adventure

    by Roxane Dhand ...
    From the best-selling author of The Pearler's Wife, a gripping and immersive story of family secrets, sacrifice and romance set against the backdrop of a spell-binding circus in 20th Century India. Perfect for fans of books by Lucinda Riley and Dinah Jeffries.After her father died under mysterious circumstances, Lilly Myerson grew up in England raised by her grandparents. Married off at eighteen ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • 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

    $11.99 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

    $23.99 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

    $12.99 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

    $27.99 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

    $9.99 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

    $14.99 AUD

  • Travels with a Mexican Circus

    by Katie Hickman ...
    _______________'A wonderful writer … An adventure hard to beat in terms of sheer exotic allure' - Guardian'Mexico will not have been portrayed more vividly since Graham Greene's The Lawless Roads ... Enchanting' - Daily Telegraph'Magic is at the heart of Hickman's narrative, not just in the fabulous illusions of the acts themselves or the superstitions of the circus people, but in ... ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Il circo fatato

    by Sconosciuto ...
    È la storia di un piccolo circo, dei suoi componenti e, soprattutto, del suo proprietario, nonché capocomico e attore principale, Antonio Viganò, persona alquanto arguta e sagace. Quest'ultimo, insieme al suo gruppo di “artisti”, dovrà affrontare diverse vicissitudini e peripezie fino alle estreme conseguenze.È una fiaba? Un romanzo? Forse tutto questo e anche di più, molto di più.Per ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Trattato di funambolismo

    «Il funambolismo non è un’arte della morte, ma un’arte della vita – della vita vissuta al limite del possibile. Ogni volta che mette piede sul cavo, Philippe tiene in pugno quella vita e la vive in tutta la sua esilarante immediatezza, in tutta la sua gioia. Possa egli viverla fino a cent’anni». Paul Auster «Philippe Petit è un artista, e il suo teatro è il cielo». Robin Williams «È un libro ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD

  • Akrobatik

    Training - Technik - Inszenierung

    by Michael Blume ...
    Das Gleichgewicht zu halten, sowohl den eigenen Körper als auch andere Körper in ungewöhnlichen Lagen, Haltungen und Situationen zu balancieren, ist das Charakteristische und Faszinierende der Partnerakrobatik sowie des Menschenbilder- und Pyramidenbaus. Erstmals werden durch das vorliegende Buch Grundlagen des akrobatischen Trainings aufgezeigt: gezieltes Aufwärmen, sinnvoller Trainings- und ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Rebondir

    series Nouvelle plume
    Jennifer est une artiste de cirque, qu’un accident a clouée au sol. Son ancien patron , titre affectueux donné au propriétaire du cirque, la soutient tant qu’il peut et lui transmet le vœu du maire de Bellembourg d’organiser des animations liées à la piste ronde. Jennifer s’y consacre, utilise sa fougue et retrouve le plaisir de vivre ; elle cherche des numéros à inclure dans le festival ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Mémoires de Léotard

    Autobiographie

    Extrait : "Il me semble entendre déjà les divers commentaires que va soulever l'apparition de ce petit volume ; mais je suis plein de confiance, et j'espère qu'après qu'on l'aura lu on ne manquera pas de me rendre justice. Le Charivari, le Gaulois, le Diogène, avaient à peine annoncé que j'allais publier mes confidences, que déjà l'on s'attendait à une deuxième édition des mémoires de l'héroïne de ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Les Amuseurs de la rue

    Essai historique

    Extrait : "- Allons, voyons, Augustin, ne fais donc pas comme cela le Bobèche ! Telle fut l'apostrophe que ma bonne mère me lança, un jour que je me signalais, devant elle, par toutes sortes d'extravagances, en gestes et en paroles. J'étais niais au suprême degré. J'avais alors onze ans, l'âge où l'on a déjà la prétention de se compter parmi les personnages..."À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARANLes ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Cirque

    Les Grands Articles d'Universalis

    Partez à la découverte du cirque avec ce Grand Article Universalis !Tel qu'il fut à ses débuts, tel qu'il demeure dans sa forme, indépendamment des valeurs de spectacle qu'il propose, le cirque est le centre où viennent se cristalliser les émotions des spectateurs en quête d'exceptionnel, de fantastique, d'extraordinaire.Un ouvrage spécialement conçu pour le numérique afin d’en savoir plus sur le ... Read more

    $8.99 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

  • 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

  • Le cirque Carabistouille

    Roman jeunesse

    by Silvia Bandas ...
    Carabistouille ? Un drôle de nom pour un drôle de cirque !C’est que Monsieur Achille, son directeur, est bien décidé à rassembler autour de lui les artistes les plus incroyables et les plus déjantés possible pour présenter un spectacle unique au monde, que nul n’aurait pu imaginer ! Le public se lasse des cirques classiques ? Eh bien, il ne reste qu’à prendre la route, à la recherche de l’équipe ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Practical Magician and Ventriloquist's Guide

    by AA. VV., AA. VV. ...
    My object in writing these hints on Conjuring is for the benefit of amateurs to promote lively and entertaining amusement for the home circle and social gatherings.My large experience enables me to explain and simplify many of the best tricks and illusions of the art. I present the key to many of the mystical mysteries which have puzzled and bewildered our childhood days as well as confounded us ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Lost Circuses of Ohio

    series Lost
    The nineteenth century was the golden age of the circus in Ohio. Before the Ringling brothers became synonymous with the American circus, Cincinnati's John Robinson and the Sells brothers of Columbus wowed audiences with stunning equestrian feats and aerial exploits. For good measure, the Sells brothers threw in a sharpshooting show with a young Ohio woman by the name of Annie Oakley. The Walter L ... Read more

    $19.06 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

  • Toulouse-Lautrec's The Circus

    Thirty-Nine Crayon Drawings in Color

    series Dover Fine Art, History of Art
    A bareback rider's skirt ripples in the breeze, an acrobat bends his muscular limbs into a handstand, and a poodle obeys a clown brandishing a whip. The circus is in town! These kaleidoscopic visions from under the big top offer audiences a series of post-Impressionistic sideshows, courtesy of thirty-nine brilliant crayon drawings in the distinctive style of Toulouse-Lautrec.These scenes took ... Read more

    $24.87 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Circos e palhaços brasileiros

    Circos e Palhaços Brasileiros apresenta, em forma de catálogo, documentação iconográfica e escrita de alguns circos brasileiros e seus palhaços. De outubro de 1997 a julho de 2000 foram visitados diversos circos, em várias regiões do país, com o objetivo de documentar o universo dos palhaços, dentro e fora do picadeiro. Além do resgate do seu repertório cênico (entradas, esquetes, comédias e ... Read more

    Free

  • The Bloomington-Normal Circus Legacy: The Golden Age of Aerialists

    Starting in the 1870s, the barns, icehouses, gymnasiums and empty theaters of central Illinois provided the practice sites for aerial performers whose names still command reverence in the annals of American circus history. Meet Fred Miltimore and the Green Brothers, runaways from the Fourth Ward School who became the first Bloomington-born flyers. Watch Art Concello, a ten-year-old truant, become ... Read more

    $19.06 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus