Circus Reading List

Bratton, Jacky, and Featherstone, Ann, The Victorian Clown, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006

Croft-Cooke, Rupert, and Cotes, Peter, Circus: A World History, London, Elek, 1976

Fife, Bruce, and others, Creative Clowning, 2nd edn., Colorado Springs Piccadilly Books, 1992

Hammarstrom, David Lewis, Behind The Big Top, Cranbury, New Jersey: A.S.Barnes & Co. 1980

Hippisley Coxe, Anthony, A Seat at the Circus, revised edn. , Basingstoke, Macmillan, 1980

Neville, G., Incidents in the Life of Joseph Grimaldi, London: Jonathan Cape, 1980)

Saxon, A.H., and Barnum, P.T.,The Legend and the Man, New York, Columbia University Press, 1989

Speaight, George, A History of the Circus, London,Tantivy Press, 1980

Turner, John M., Victorian Arena: The Performers: A Dictionary of British Circus Biography, 2 volumes, Formby: Lingdales Press

Verney, Peter, Here Comes the Circus, London: Paddington Press, 1978

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