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The Contemporary Circus: Art of the Spectacular

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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 thro ...more
ebook, 292 pages
Published October 10th 2006 by Scarecrow Press
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The circus isn't what it used to be, and this well researched (and very well sourced) book will tell you what it takes to put on the modern extravaganzas of entertainment such as Cirque du Soleil and Big Apple Circus. Even Ringling Broths. has been forced to change, and with extensive access to the people who build the shows, Albrecht gives example after example of how the modern circus has embraced the most modern theatrical arts while still keeping the spirit of sawdust, greasepaint, and the o ...more
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