Here come the clowns! A crazy crowd,
shouting, jumping, contorting, tumbling...
This is the picture we have of clowns
in our day. But what were they like a hundred, or a thousand years
ago? What are clowns? How did they come into being? What is the art
of clowning, and why does anyone want to learn it? Once start asking
questions about clowns, and you will think of more.
And you will love to read this
entertaining, exciting book to satisfy your curiosity about them. It
is the full history of these funny men. You will read about clowns
in Ancient Greece and the modern world; about clowning in America,
Europe, China, Bali, Russia. You will be delighted with all the
surprising facts with which this book abounds. You will learn how
clowns came to put white on their faces, why each invents his own
individual make-up, how an Auguste came to be so called, and why he
is always the clown to get hurt and be in the wrong.
Besides clowns and clowning in
general, this unique book tells the personal stories of the famous
clowns of the past and present - Grimaldi, Tarleton, Little Titch,
Grock, Auriol, Dan Rice, Whimsical Walker...
For grown-ups and young people
alike, this is one of the most enjoyable and informative histories
of these fantastic funsters ever published.
Condition: Generally good
condition. Dustjacket worn but in protected sleeve so looks good.
Ex-library with some markings internally. Click on image above for
close-up of cover.