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  • The Art of Clowningby Eli Simon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 28.00

    The Art of Clowning is the first book on clowning technique and offers a step-by-step process for actors and other theatrical enthusiasts to discover their inner clown. This fun and accessible guide expands on theories and exercises to help students and beginners develop solo and group performances. Now with even more ways to find your inner clown! more...

  • Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks' Greatest Rivalryby Sam Gennawey

    Unofficial Guides 2014; US$ 18.95

    Universal Studios never really wanted to get into the theme park business. They wanted to be the anti-Disney. But when forced to do so, they did it in a big way. Despite the fits and starts of multiple owners, the parks have finally gained the momentum to mount a serious challenge to the Walt Disney Company. How did this happen? Who made it happen?... more...

  • Vom "Kulturpark Berlin" zum "Spreepark Plänterwald"by Sacha Szabo; Christopher Flade

    Tectum Verlag 2013; US$ 14.44

    Seit dem 5. November 2001 liegt der Spreepark-Plänterwald im Dörnröschenschlaf. Die verwilderte Anlage mit den verrotteten Attraktionen bildet ein poetisches Bild des Verfalls. Und doch glaubt man bei der Betrachtung dieses Geländes all den Trubel von 40 Jahren Rummel noch zu hören. Christopher Flade und Sacha Szabo, zwei bekannte Freizeitparkexperten,... more...

  • The Calgary Stampedeby The Calgary Herald

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; Not Available

    With the Calgary Stampede celebrating its Centennial in 2012, the Calgary Herald delved into the past, present and future of this event -- the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. The result is a book brimming with treasured stories; with hundreds of rare and/or historical photos; the 10 most unforgettable Stampede images from each decade of the past... more...

  • Smallest Giantby Michael Craig

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 27.22

    Michael Craig, a much-loved member of the Australian and international theatrical communities, looks back on his more than fifty years in the hurly burly of show business in this lively and entertaining memoir. more...

  • Fighting The Flamesby Lynn K. Sally

    Routledge 2006; US$ 65.00

    Contextualizes, historicizes, and theorizes the performance of fire at turn-of-the-twentieth century Coney Island. The performance of fire included staged exhibits, such as ''Fire and Flames'' and ''Fighting the Flames'', and the real fires that plagued its history. more...

  • Under the Big Topby Bruce Feiler

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Both a great American adventure and a rare entry into asheltered world, Under the Big Top describes one man's pursuit of every child's fantasy: running away to join the circus. Bruce Feiler's unforgettable year as a clown will forever change your view of one of the world's oldest art forms and remind you of how dreams can go horribly wrong -- and... more...

  • Confessions of a Showmanby Gerry Cottle; Helen Batten

    Vision Paperbacks 2007; US$ 9.99

    Gerry Cottle, a stockbroker's son, ran away to join the circus when he was just 15 and soon married into Britain's oldest circus dynasty. In time he was the owner of the biggest circus in the world until his growing cocaine addiction led to his arrest and bankruptcy. more...

  • The Global Theme Park Industryby S. Anton Clave

    CABI 2007; US$ 70.00

    From the first pleasure gardens to the global theme park companies, this book provides an understanding of the nature and function of theme parks as spaces of entertainment. It portrays the impacts of theme parks as global competitive actors, agents of global development and cultural symbols, in the context of their role in the developing economy. more...

  • The Kid of Coney Islandby Woody Register

    Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 26.99

    A generation before Walt Disney, Fred Thompson was the "boy-wonder" of American popular amusements. At the turn of the 20th century, Thompson's entrepreneurial drive made him into an entertainment mogul who helped to define the popular culture of his day. In this lively biography, cultural historian Woody Register tells the remarkable... more...