Circus in Europe

ARTICLE /
CHAPTER /
PAPER
JOURNAL /
BOOK TITLE
PUBLISHER /
CONFERENCE
YEARREGIONSRESEARCHER
(Contact Info)
Circus: The Australian StoryMelbourne Books
2011Africa
North America
South America and Caribbean
Asia
Europe
Oceania
Researcher Detail
Description: A definitive historical accounting of the illustrative history of the circus in Australia.
Publication Topics: Animals in the Circus / Training / Exhibition / Protests     Circus as Art / Photography / Graphics     Circus as Spectacle     Circus Artists / Performers / Bodies     Circus Clowns / Clowning     Circus Music / Musicians / Composers     Circus Advertising / Marketing / Publicity     Circus History – North American     Circus and Education     Circus and Gender / Race / Ethnicity / Multiculturalism     Circus and Labor Relations     Circus and Religion / Spirituality / Mysticism     Circus as Performance Art     Circus in Poetry / Literature / Fiction     Circus in Fine Arts / Painting     Circus Archives / Collections / Artifacts / Ephemera     Circus Biographies / Memoirs / Genealogy     Circus Fans / Enthusiasts / Audience     Circus History – Asian / Pacific Rim     Circus History – Australian     Circus History – European     Circus Logistics / Routing / Tours / Transportation     Circus Management / Staff / Crew     Circus Ownership / Business / Finance / Contracts     Circus Schools / Training     Circus Technology / Mechanization / Innovation     Circus Space / Tents / Building
Histoire Mondiale du CirqueJean-Pierre Delarge, Paris
1977North America
Europe
Researcher Detail
Description: A world history of the circus
Publication Topics: Animals in the Circus / Training / Exhibition / Protests     Circus as Spectacle     Circus Artists / Performers / Bodies     Circus Clowns / Clowning     Circus History – North American     Circus Archives / Collections / Artifacts / Ephemera     Circus Biographies / Memoirs / Genealogy     Circus History – Australian     Circus History – European     Circus History – Latin American     Circus History – Russian     Circus History – Other     Circus Management / Staff / Crew
Años de Circo - Historia de la Actividad Circense de Chile, ISBN 978-956-345-6Ograma
2011North America
South America and Caribbean
Europe
Researcher Detail
Description: Photographic de luxe book which describes the history of traditional family circuses in Chile since the beginnings of the nation. Contains over 300 historic photographs. It refers also to those international circuses and circus artists documented to having arrived Chile during the XIXth and early XXth century.
Publication Topics: Circus as Spectacle     Circus History – Latin American
Años de Circo - Historia de la Actividad Circense en Chile ISBN 978-84-477-1155-0Circus Arts Foundation
2012North America
South America and Caribbean
Europe
Researcher Detail
Description: Part of the javier Sainz Moreno Collection, this is a paperback issue of a collection that refers to ibero american circus history, being this the third volume of the collection, which specifically refers to the history of the chilean traditional circuses, with references to all those documented international circuses or circus artists which visited Chile during the XIX th and early XXth century
Publication Topics: Circus as Spectacle     Circus History – Latin American
Storia del CircoBulzoni, Roma, Italy
2008EuropeResearcher Detail
Description: "The most complete and innovating circus history book in the international field" (Christian Hamel, "Le Cirque dans l'Univers").
Illusionismi. Settemila anni di spettacolo, scienza e religione.Stampa Alternativa, Italy
2002EuropeResearcher Detail
Description: A social world history of magic and magicians.
Publication Topics: Circus and Religion / Spirituality / Mysticism     Circus as Performance Art
Gli Acrobati Folli: la storia della dinastia circense PalmiriLa Cage, Modena
1996EuropeResearcher Detail
Description: History of Italian circus family Palmiri.
Publication Topics: Circus Biographies / Memoirs / Genealogy
Paulina Schumann. Un Siglo de Circo - A Century of CircusArtes Santa Monica, Barcelona
2011EuropeResearcher Detail
Description: A catalog of exhibition on equestrienne Paulina Schumann. Co-written with Jordi Jané.
Publication Topics: Circus Biographies / Memoirs / Genealogy
"Circo"Ente Nazionale Circhi
EuropeResearcher Detail
Description: Regular contribution with about 250 articles and essays.
Zirkolika
EuropeResearcher Detail
Description: Regular contribution from 2007.
Blackpool Tower: the Wonderland of the WorldBocco Press Blackpool Council
2012EuropeResearcher Detail
Description: A history of Blackpool Tower and its circus - 222 pages, 300 illustrations and 30,000 words of text from 1894 to the modern day covering architecture, circus the performers and the history
Publication Topics: Circus History – European     Circus Ownership / Business / Finance / Contracts
A Circus Girl's CookbookSarah Chapman
1989North America
Europe
Researcher Detail
Description: Recipes plus anecdotes and photos of the Chapman family.
Publication Topics: Circus Artists / Performers / Bodies     Circus History – North American     Circus as Performance Art
The Juggler's Manual of Manipulative Miscellanea: The Classic Skills with Top Hat, Cane, Plates, Nesting Cups, and Assorted ObjectsVariety Arts Press
1984Africa
North America
South America and Caribbean
Asia
Europe
Oceania
Researcher Detail
Description: The Juggler's Manual of Manipulative Miscellanea by R.W. Bacon (a.k.a. "Mr. Slim") is the only book of its kind detailing the author's arcane acrobatic juggling and manipulative specialties. A popular reference consulted by jugglers around the world, it has become a "best seller" among juggling books since its publication in 1984. The book explains and diagrams the classic theatrical vaudeville performance skills with top hats, canes, plates, nesting cups, and assorted objects. Authored by a noted touring professional, the book includes history & background, the applied physics of juggling & manipulation, the wide variety of mixed-object & combination stunts, and valuable presentation tips. "A good lesson in entertainment." --- Juggler's World Magazine.
Publication Topics: Circus as Performance Art     Circus Schools / Training
The Juggler's Manual of Cigar Box Manipulation & BalanceVariety Arts Press
1983Africa
North America
South America and Caribbean
Asia
Europe
Oceania
Researcher Detail
Description: Since its initial publication in 1983, when it helped open the floodgates of juggling instructional material, The Juggler's Manual of Cigar Box Manipulation & Balance by R.W. Bacon (a.k.a. "Mr. Slim") has become sought after by professional and amateur jugglers throughout the world. Though modest in size, the book explains and diagrams over 200 challenging and crowd-pleasing moves, stunts, balances, and gags with cigar boxes --- leading to hundreds of further combinations. Authored by a noted touring professional, the book includes the history and background of the venerable props, plus valuable insight on comedy, showmanship, and presentation. "All you need to know to learn and perform with cigar boxes." --- Juggler's World Magazine.
Publication Topics: Circus as Performance Art     Circus Schools / Training
War CircusMadame La Bonche Publishing
2017North America
Europe
Researcher Detail
Description: Social history of international circus community between 1914 and 1918, focusing on the impact of war on people, circuses and animals.
Publication Topics: Animals in the Circus / Training / Exhibition / Protests     Circus Artists / Performers / Bodies     Circus and Labor Relations     Circus and Religion / Spirituality / Mysticism     Circus Archives / Collections / Artifacts / Ephemera     Circus Biographies / Memoirs / Genealogy     Circus Fans / Enthusiasts / Audience     Circus History – Australian     Circus History – European     Circus History – Indian     Circus History – Latin American     Circus History – Middle East     Circus History – Russian     Circus History – Other     Circus Logistics / Routing / Tours / Transportation     Circus Management / Staff / Crew     Circus Media / Social Media / Blogs     Circus Space / Tents / Buildings / Open Air
Szabad a PorondJoszoveg Budapest
2006EuropeResearcher Detail
Description: Communication in Circus, especially Hungarian data (1889-1914)
Publication Topics: Circus as Performance Art
"Hors de France", "L'influence Anglo-Saxone", "Chronologie"Clowns & FarceursBordas, Paris
1982Africa
North America
Asia
Europe
Researcher Detail
Description: A History of clowning
Publication Topics: Circus Clowns / Clowning
"The Circus Americanized"The American CircusYale University Press and Bard Graduate Center
2012North America
Europe
Researcher Detail
Publication Topics: Animals in the Circus / Training / Exhibition / Protests     Circus Artists / Performers / Bodies     Circus Parades / Wagons     Circus Advertising / Marketing / Publicity     Circus History – North American     Circus and Gender / Race / Ethnicity / Multiculturalism     Circus and Labor Relations     Circus History – European     Circus Logistics / Routing / Tours / Transportation     Circus Management / Staff / Crew
“‘Find Love’s Prick’: Touchstone Improvises"ANQ 24.3: 131-137
2011North America
Europe
Researcher Detail
Description: Analysis of Touchstone's poem in As You Like It as a clue to performance.
Publication Topics: Circus Artists / Performers / Bodies     Circus Clowns / Clowning     Circus and Gender / Race / Ethnicity / Multiculturalism
“The Trickster as Academic Comfort Food"The Many Worlds of Circus, Robert Sugarman, ed.Cambridge Scholars Publishing
2007North America
Europe
Researcher Detail
Description: Challenge to the notion of the clown as trickster, a notion born of the Romantic era and given a significant boost in the 1960s. However much cherished by circus fans, scholars, and blog writers, the evidence shows that most apparent instances of clown-as-trickster is primarily derived from fiction, apochrypha, or wishful thinking.
Publication Topics: Circus Artists / Performers / Bodies     Circus Clowns / Clowning     Circus History – North American     Circus in Poetry / Literature / Fiction     Circus Biographies / Memoirs / Genealogy     Circus History – European     Circus Media / Social Media / Blogs
Aux origines de la mise en pisteLe Cirque au Risque de l'ArtActes Sud
EuropeResearcher Detail
Description: A critical history of circus directing in 20th century.
Publication Topics: Circus as Performance Art
The Circus and Modernity: A Commitment to "the newer?" and "the newest."Early Popular Visual Culture 10:2 (2012): 169-185.
2012Europe
Oceania
Researcher Detail
Publication Topics: Circus History – Australian     Circus History – European     Circus Technology / Mechanization / Innovation
Circus as Parody of Communism. "Gargling with Tar" by Jáchym TopolSlavia Meridionalis 2014SOW, Polish Academy of Sciences
2014EuropeResearcher Detail
Description: This article deals with humanism in Jáchym Topol’s novel Gargling with Tar (Kloktat dehet, Prague, 2005). The Czech writer’s perspective is close to the concepts of German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk, who claims that the Romans were not only the authors of the idea of humanitas but also the inventors of bloody games such as circuses. In Topol’s novel, the circus is a holistic political     project. The novel refers to the ideas developed in Russia in the 1920s, when a large number of circus theories and artistic manifestos were formulated. The circus was then officially recognised as the most important form of social entertainment (together with cinema) and it gained religious, aesthetic and political functions. By using the grotesque, fantasy and parody (Czechoslovakia as a giant circus), Topol’s novel creates an alternative narrative about the Prague Spring and “normalisation”. New meanings for notions such as progress, revolution and community are also revealed.
Publication Topics: Animals in the Circus / Training / Exhibition / Protests     Circus in Poetry / Literature / Fiction     Circus History – European
Circus Days Circus NightsFilm - Channel 4, UK
2008EuropeResearcher Detail
Description: "Circus Days Circus Nights" looks at the long history of circuses with animals and the proud tradition they represent.
Publication Topics: Animals in the Circus / Training / Exhibition / Protests     Circus as Spectacle     Circus History – European