No Stars at the Circus is the beautifully told story of 10-year-old Jonas Albers, as written in his notebooks. Jonas lives in hiding in the Professor's house during the six months following the round-up of Jews in Paris on 16 July 1942. Jonas spends his days reading about his favourite subjects – among which are sharks, salmon and albatrosses. He also writes about his present life in the attic, as well as the past, in which the circumstances of his rescue are revealed. He writes about his friends at the circus and the family he greatly misses. Unaware of the atrocities happening around him and throughout Europe, Jonas hears that his parents have gone off "to work" and is worried about his little sister, Nadia, who is deaf – so worried that one day he steps outside in the hope of finding out where she is.
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The black sign, painted in white letters that hangs upon the gates, reads. Opens at Nightfall. Closes at Dawn. As the sun disappears beyond the horizon, all over the tents small lights begin to flicker, as though the entirety of the circus is covered in particularly bright fireflies. When the tents are all aglow, sparkling against the night sky, the sign appears. Le Cirque des R?ves. The Circus of Dreams. Now the circus is open. Now you may enter.
The circus is a source of nostalgia for Americans of all ages, either from memories of attending P. T. Barnum's "Greatest Show on Earth", or through the colourful evocations in many movies, television programmes, and books. Interest in the circus phenomenon is unflagging, yet there have been few publications that look closely at how the circus' European origins were refashioned for an American audience. Lavishly illustrated and carefully researched, this volume explores how American culture, values, demography, and business practices altered the fundamental nature of the European circus, and how, by the end of the 19th century, they had transformed it into a distinctly American pastime. At the peak of its cultural significance, the circus was a sophisticated combination of theatre and business, and made effective use of advertising, train travel, and hyperbole. The subjects in "The American Circus" reflect this complexity, ranging widely from thematic explorations of circus music and elephants, to more narrowly focused studies of objects such as circus toys, souvenirs, and performers' costumes. The book also explores the dark and even nefarious side of the circus, and its associations with marginalized dimensions of American life and culture. With contributions from leading scholars, this stylishly designed volume aims to identify the salient features of an Americanized cultural product and to analyze its appeal for American audiences of the period.
Step right up for Dr. Seuss's classic rhyming picture-book tale of young Morris McGurk's big circus dreams. This circus has more than a mere lion tamer and trapeze artist! At the Circus McGurkus, you'll be intrigued by the wink-hooded Hoodwink, terrified by the Spotted Atrocious, and amazed by the daring feats of the great Sneelock. And these are just a few of the astonishing things you'll find under this big top. Told with the humor and originality that are synonymous with Dr. Seuss, If I Ran the Circus is a crowd-pleasing showstopper!
На коллекцию Beauty Circus of Vanities дизайнеров Anny вдохновила ежегодная премия "Оскар", шикарное шествие по красной ковровой дорожке. Лаки этой коллекции идеально бы подошли к блестящему и богатому наряду звезд. Почувствуй себя в Голливуде с оттенками из коллекции Beauty Circus of Vanities от Anny.
Giuliano Plorutti is fascinated by travelling performers, by their way of life, their affinity with seasons and their nomadic lifestyle. As a photographer he prefers street performances to those of the established circus families. He likes the idea of a simple circus, made up of a combination of theatre, music and dance; that sequence of skills that has revolutionized the fundamental idea of the circus, replacing exotic wild animals, sequins and spotlights with performers who blend in with their audiences. The fine line that separates the performer from the audience becomes thinner, as does the boundary separating the photographer from the photographed. Plorutti has assimilated this approach and doesn't position himself and his camera arrogantly in front of his subject like an artist who must take home his own idea of the world. Quite the contrary, his presence becomes invisible, he relates with people stripped of the role he has assumed at that moment. The photograph itself seems almost secondary, it is the people who come first. Plorutti expects nothing of them, he makes no demands that could condition the pose, nothing is constructed. His photographs freeze a moment in the normal flow of circus life, owed to the trust that he earns for himself each and every time. This is the only way that the act of taking a photograph loses its invasiveness and becomes testament of a true relationship.
The circus comes to town, and Paddington and the Brown family are eager to check out the show. When a trapeze artist swings close by, Paddington becomes a star, just like the clown and acrobats! Paddington's circus debut makes this show a performance to remember. Michael Bond's beloved character, Paddington Bear, has warmed readers' hearts for over 50 years with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. Illustrated by R. W. Alley, this newly repackaged edition of the classic picture book is the perfect introduction to Paddington Bear for young readers.
Is Sophie Fevvers, toast of Europe's capitals, part swan...or all fake? Courted by the Prince of Wales and painted by Toulouse-Lautrec, she is an aerialiste extraordinaire and star of Colonel Kearney's circus. She is also part woman, part swan. Jack Walser, an American journalist, is on a quest to discover the truth behind her identity. Dazzled by his love for her, and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime, Walser has no choice but to join the circus on its magical tour through turn-of-the-nineteenth-century London, St Petersburg and Siberia.
When the circus comes to town, Poppy Fields and best friend Graham soon discover that the "certain death" promised on the posters is no joke. With one person dead and the circus performers still in grave danger, the pair will have to work fast to discover who's firing the shots...