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ISBN: 9622177239Издательство: Odyssey Publications
Год издания: 2003
Book DescriptionThe Big Apple Circus is one of the world's most celebrated circuses. Hundreds of thousands of fans fill the seats of its one-ring tent every year; they can see and smell and almost touch the sawdust, the trained animals, and the daring and frequently hilarious human performers. The fans may not realize it, but at the Big Apple Circus they are participating in the rebirth in America of the once-forgotten classical circus, with all its intimacy, drama, and artistry. The circus in Americaonce meant the Big Top: Three rings! Performers everywhere you looked! Armies of clowns! Human cannonballs! Buy popcorn! Buy cotton candy! Sure you couldn't really see anything, but who cared? It was a spectacle. Then in the hot summer of 1977, a group of struggling jugglers, acrobats, daredevils and people who just loved circuses put up an ill-fitting green tent on a landfill in Lower Manhattan and changed American circus history. Twenty-five exciting years have now passed. Now is...