The Ordinary Acrobat

A Journey Into the Wondrous World of the Circus, Past and Present

Wall, Duncan

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Ordinary Acrobat
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0307271722
Branch Call Number: 796.476092 W1872o 2013
Characteristics: 322 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,25 cm


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The extraordinary story of a young man's plunge into the unique and wonderful world of the circus--taking readers deep into circus history and its renaissance as a contemporary art form, and behind the (tented) walls of France's most prestigious circus school.

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Feb 01, 2014
  • ejblake rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An intriguing read of one college student's training at the National Circus School in France. Intermixed with his training experiences are interviews with present day circus performers and historians He also includes a lot of circus history. Wall's writing style makes even buildings and dates interesting.


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