Meet your Ringmaster!

January

16:

  • Introduction
  • The Circus as an international art
  • Video--Beatty/Cole, American Chronicles; French Circus, Archaos

21:

23:

  • Developement continues

28:

  • Guest--Barry Lubin from The Big Apple Circus

30:

  • Guest--Barry Lubin from The Big Apple Circus

February

04:

  • The Dark Ages-English Feats of Activity-Bear Gardens and Bull Baiting
  • Video: The Big Apple Circus-HBO Special

06:

11:

13:

  • The Circus moves West--Mud Shows--River Shows, Black Circuses and the Wild West shows
  • The Golden Age of the American Circus (1880s-1930s)
  • Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus in Richmond
  • Clown College auditions at 4, tour of the backstage area following auditions and show following

18:

  • P.T. Barnum, the American Circus Corporation and the Ringling Brothers and the North's
  • Video: Barnum's Big Top, Barnum Transformed the American Circus into a Traveling Technological Spectacle

20:

  • First Exam

25:

  • The movement of circus from England to Europe
  • Video: Inside the Soviet Circus, Soviet Tour and The Cranes, NBC Specials

27:

  • Chapter Four, SRU--Contemporary, Traditional, Small and Large shows
  • Video: Big Apple Circus -- the small to the large circuses and their impotance to the entertainment industry

March

04:

  • Video: Cirque Du Soleil -- current trends in the American Circus
  • Chapter 5 SRU
  • Video: The Real Circus -- discussion of the set up of a three ring circus

06:

11:

  • Spring Break

13:

  • Spring Break

18:

20:

25:

  • Video: Hair Hanging and Bender, Ringling show, 1987 and other circus acts from The Big Apple Circus

27:

  • Second exam

April

01:

  • Clowns and other performers
  • Chapter seven SRU
  • Video: Clowning, HBO Special

03:

  • THE CLOWNS video recording--Clemons.VHS0833
  • Video: Clown College
  • going to Clown College, another form of education

08:

  • Clowning traditions: White Face, August and Character

10:

15:

  • Menageries and animal acts
  • Chapter eight SRU
  • GREATEST ANIMAL ACTS OF ALL TIME PART 1 video recording--Clemons. VHS4574
  • Elephants and their role in the circus

17:

  • Great Animal Trainers of America and Europe
  • Video: Gunter Interview on 20/20

22:

  • Circus animals and their relation to the circus
  • Elephants! The most popular animal in the circus
  • The tiger, and other exotic and endangered animals in the circus

24:

29:

May

30:

  • Reading Day

01:

  • Reading Day

    THIRD EXAM***1400-1700***Room 217***Tuesday May 03

*This calendar is subject to change without notice!

other video recording: Clemons VHS3944 --The Greatest Show on Earth

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