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Come to the Circus Tonite - if you dare!!
« on: October 06, 2014, 03:20:36 PM »
on Oct 6, 7:00 pm
Greater Astoria Historical Society
35-20 B'way
LIC, NY 11106
19th Century Circus: Sex, Violence and PoliticsTouring circus presented performers in skimpy clothes, and performances with a strong hint of sex.Reflecting a participatory age, talking clowns told dirty jokes and political jokes, bantering with raucous audiences.Why did circus change? How did politics change? How did America change?David Carlyon is a writer and independent scholar. He has a Ph.D. in theater history from Northwestern University and was a clown with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.He has been an Equity actor and playwright, graduated from the University of Michigan, served as a military policeman, then graduated from Berkeley Law.This is a Speakers in the Humanities event, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.FREE![/font][/color]


 

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