The Ordinary Acrobat

The Ordinary Acrobat

A Journey Into the Wondrous World of the Circus, Past and Present

Book - 2013
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A charming account of the author's novice plunge into the strange and wonderful world of the contemporary circus, and a nostalgic look back at circus history and inside the current Cirque du Soleil-fueled phenomenon.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307271723
Branch Call Number: ANF 796.476092 WAL
Characteristics: 322 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm

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ejblake
Feb 01, 2014

An intriguing read of one college student's training at the National Circus School in France. Intermixed with his training experiences are interviews with present day circus performers and historians He also includes a lot of circus history. Wall's writing style makes even buildings and dates interesting.

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