Circus hodiernus

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Praeconium Circi Barnum et Bailey, anno 1900 divulgatum

Circus hodiernus est grex spectaculorum artificium, in quo numero possunt esse scurrae, petauristae, saltatores trapezii et trochorum, funambuli, praestigiatores, unirotistae, aliique actores. Pater circi hodierni creditur esse Philippus Astley, qui circum anno 1768 in Anglia aperuit.

Bibliographia[recensere | fontem recensere]

  • Assael, Brenda, "Circus and Victorian Society", 2005, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville ISBN 0-8139-2340-9
  • Croft-Cooke, Rupert and Cotes, Peter. 1976. Circus: A World History. Elek. London ISBN 0-236-40051-7
  • Johnson, William M. 1990. The Rose-Tinted Menagerie. Iridescent Publishing
  • Nance, Susan. Entertaining Elephants: Animal Agency and the Business of the American Circus (Johns Hopkins University Press; 2013) 304 pages; elephants as "actors" or creatures of agency in the American circus from 1800 to 1940.
  • Speaight, George, "A History of the Circus" 1980, The Tantivy Press, London ISBN 0-498-02470-9
  • Stoddart, Helen, "Rings of Desire: Circus History and Representation", 2000, Manchester University Press, Manchester ISBN 0-7190-5234-3