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Title The circus [videorecording] / written, produced and directed by Sharon Grimberg.

Publication Info. [Alexandria, Virginia] : PBS Distribution ; 2018.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons DVD Non-Fiction  791.30 S187  Disc 1 of 2    ---  Available
 Parsons DVD Non-Fiction  791.30 S187  Disc 2 of 2    ---  Available
Description 2 videodiscs (240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image rdacontent
video rdamedia
videodisc rdacarrier
digital optical stereo rda
Dolby digital
NTSC rda
video file region 1 rda
DVD video
Television program
Note Dolby digital stereo, anamorphic wide screen 1.78:1.
Performer Michael Murphy, narrator ; Voices: Jason Harris, Matthew Lawler, Monette Magrath, Richie Moriarty.
Event Originally broadcast on television as segments of American experience in 2018.
Summary This four-hour miniseries tells the story of one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the history of the United States, the circus. Through the intertwined stories of several of the most innovative and influential impresarios of the late nineteenth century, this series reveals the circus was a uniquely American entertainment created by a rapidly expanding and industrializing nation; that it embraced and was made possible by Western imperialism; that its history was shaped by a tension between its unconventional entertainments and prevailing standards of respectability; and that its promise for ordinary people was the possibility for personal reinvention. For many Americans, the circus embodied the improbable and the impossible, the exotic and the spectacular. Drawing upon a vast and richly visual archive and featuring a host of performers, historians and aficionados, "The Circus" follows the rise and fall of the gigantic, traveling tented railroad circus and brings to life an era when Circus Day would shut down a town and its stars were among the most famous people in the country.
Audience TV rating: TV-PG.
Terms Of Use For private home use only.
Source AMA 02.2019 PARS
Language Closed-captioned.
Subject Circus -- United States -- History. 112218
Genre/Form Documentary television programs. 760526
Television mini-series. 816271
Television series. 1096916
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Grimberg, Sharon, producer, screenwriter, director.
Murphy, Michael, 1938- narrator. 231026
Harris, Jason, voice actor. 14273
Lawler, Matthew, voice actor.
Magrath, Monette, voice actor.
Added Title American experience (Television program). Circus. [Two-dimensional moving image.]
ISBN 1531706304
Standard No. 841887038058
00841887038058 gtin-14
Music No. AE61705 PBS Distribution

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