Philip Astley and the horsemen who invented the circus (1768-1814)


Auteurs : Jando, Dominique (Auteur) ; Binder, Paul (Préfacier)

Éditeur : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Date de publication : 2018

ISBN : 9781984041319

Langue : Anglais

Description : 250 p. ; 23 cm

Notes : Bibliogr. : p. 204-206. Index.

Sujets :
Astley, Philip [écuyer, propriétaire de cirque]
Astley's Amphitheatre [bâtiment de cirque]
Artistes de cirque - Angleterre - Biographies
Histoire des arts du cirque - Angleterre
Histoire des arts du cirque - 18e siècle
Histoire des arts du cirque - Europe
Histoire de l'acrobatie équestre
Franconi, Antonio (1737-1836)
Ricketts, John Bill (1769-1800)
Histoire des arts du cirque - États-Unis
Histoire des arts du cirque - Canada
Hugues Royal Circus
Durang, John [artiste de cirque]
Lailson, Philip

Résumé :
In this fascinating and carefully researched book, Dominique Jando tells us when, why and how the former sergeant-major of a British Hussars regiment created the most universal form of entertainment, the Circus. It was not a chance occurrence: the place, the times and the social context, all led to this pivotal moment. Philip Astley became England's greatest showman, but if he was indeed a visionary, he was not a lone experimentalist: immediately, other equestrians followed his example and participated in the development and expansion of the circus in Europe and the Americas. This is the story, too, of these extraordinary and colorful pioneers who were Astley's contemporaries, whether pupils, competitors or colleagues: Charles Hughes, John Bill Ricketts, Philip Lailson, Antonio Franconi and a few others-including Astley's own son, John Conway Astley. Relying in large part on their contemporaries' testimony, Dominique Jando places these pioneers back in their historical and social context, as well as in the often-overlooked context of the nascent show business of the late eighteenth century-principally in Great Britain, but also in Europe and in America. [editor summary]

Collection : Bibliothèque de l'École nationale de cirque

Localisation : Bibliothèque

Cote : 791.309 2 A855p 2018

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