Circus Life and Circus Celebrities Thomas Frost

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Published: October 3rd 2012

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Circus Life and Circus Celebrities  by  Thomas Frost

Circus Life and Circus Celebrities by Thomas Frost
October 3rd 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | | ISBN: | 10.65 Mb

Circus Life and Circus Celebrities is a comprehensive look at circuses, covering all circus history and celebrity from its beginnings in England, including:Beginnings of the Circus in England - Tumblers and Performing Horses of the Middle Ages -MoreCircus Life and Circus Celebrities is a comprehensive look at circuses, covering all circus history and celebrity from its beginnings in England, including:Beginnings of the Circus in England - Tumblers and Performing Horses of the Middle Ages - Jacob Hall, the Ropedancer - Francis Forcer and Sadlers Wells - Vauxhall Gardens - Prices Equestrian Performances at Johnsons Gardens-Sampsons Feats of Horsemanship - Philip Astley - His Open-air Performances near Halfpenny Hatch - The First Circus - Erection of the Amphitheatre in Westminster Road - First Performances there - Rival Establishment in Blackfriars Road - Hughes and Clementina.Fortunes of the Royal Circus - Destruction of Astleys Amphitheatre by Fire - Its Reconstruction - Second Conflagration - Astley in Paris - Burning of the Royal Circus - Erection of the Olympic Pavilion - Hengler, the Rope-dancer - Astleys Horses - Dancing Horses - The Trick Horse, Billy - Abraham Saunders - John Astley and William Davis - Death of Philip Astley - Vauxhall Gardens - Andrew Ducrow - John Clarke - Barrymores Season at Astleys - Hippo-dramatic Spectacles - The first Circus Camel.Ducrow at Covent Garden -Engagement at Astleys - Double Acts in the circle - Ducrow at Manchester - Rapid Act on Six Horses - Raphaels Dream - Miss Woolford - Crosss performing Elephant - ODonnels Antipodean Feats - First year of Ducrow and West - Henry Adams - Ducrow at Hull - The Wild Horse of the Ukraine - Ducrow at Sheffield - Travelling Circuses - An Entree at Holloways - Wilds Show - Constantine, the Posturer - Circus Horses - Tenting at Fairs - The Mountebanks.A few words about Menageries - George Wombwell - The Lion Baitings at Warwick - Atkinss Lion and Tigress at Astleys - A Bull-fight and a Zebra Hunt -Ducrow at the Pavilion - The Stud at Drury Lane - Letter from Wooler to Elliston - Ducrow and the Drury ‘Supers - Zebras on the Stage - The first Arab Troupe - Contention between Ducrow and Clarkson Stanfield - Deaths of John Ducrow and Madame Ducrow - Miss Woolford.Lions and Lion-tamers -Manchester Jack - Van Amburgh - Carters Feats - What is a Tiger?

- Lion-driving and Tiger-fighting - Van Amburgh and the Duke of Wellington - Vaulting Competition between Price and North - Burning of the Amphitheatre - Death of Ducrow - Equestrian Performances at the Surrey Theatre - Travelling Circuses - Wells and Miller - Thomas Cooke -Van Amburgh - Edwin Hughes - William Batty - Pablo Fanque.Conversion of the Lambeth Baths into a Circus - Garlick and the Wild Beasts - Battys Company at the Surrey - White Conduit Gardens - Re-opening of Astleys - Battys Circus on its Travels - Batty and the Sussex Justices - Equestrianism at the Lyceum - Lions and Lion-tamers at Astleys - Franconis Circus at Cremorne Gardens - An Elephant on the Tight-rope - The Art of Balancing - Franconis Company at Drury Lane - Van Amburgh at Astleys - The Black Tiger - Pablo Fanque - Rivalry of Wallett and Barry - Walletts Circus - Junction with Franconis.Henglers Circus - John and George Sanger - Managerial Anachronisms and Incongruities - James Hernandez - Eaton and Stone - Horses at Drury Lane - James Newsome - Howes and Cushings Circus - George Sanger and the Fighting Lions - Crockett and the Lions at Astleys - The Lions at large - Hiltons Circus - Lion-queens - Miss Chapman - Macomo and the Fighting Tigers.Pablo Fanque - James Cooke - Pablo Fanque and the Celestials - Ludicrous affair in the Glasgow Police-court - Battys transactions with Pablo Fanque - The Liverpool Amphitheatre - John Clarke - William Cooke - Astleys - Fitzball and the Supers - Battys Hippodrome - Vauxhall Gardens - Ginnetts Circus - TheAlhambra - Gymnastic Performances in Music-Halls - Gymnastic Mishaps.



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