The Victorian Clown Jacky Bratton

ISBN: 9780521816663

Published: July 27th 2006


273 pages


The Victorian Clown  by  Jacky Bratton

The Victorian Clown by Jacky Bratton
July 27th 2006 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 273 pages | ISBN: 9780521816663 | 7.20 Mb

Previously unpublished manuscripts--James Frowdes account of his young life with the famous Henglers circus in the 1850s and Thomas Lawrences 1871 gag book--offer unique, unmediated access to the grass roots of popular entertainment. Through them this book explores the role of the circus clown at the height of equestrian entertainment in Britain, when the comic generated audience attention for the riders and acrobats, by parodying their skills in his own tumbling and contortionism, and also offered a running commentary on the times through his own wheezes or stand-up comedy sets.

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