Saturday, 23 January 2016

Storyville: 2015-2016: 12. The Golden Age of Circus: The Show of Shows

As I develop my ideas for the Circus Between Worlds project, the latest episode of Storyville provided a fascinating insight into the world of the circus through the years.

This film tells the story of itinerant circus performers, cabaret acts and vaudeville and fairground attractions. Rarities and never-before-seen footage of fairgrounds, circus entertainment, freak shows, variety performances, music hall and seaside entertainment are chronicled from the 19th and 20th centuries. Featuring early shows that wowed the world and home movies of some of the greatest circus families.

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