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NINETEENTH CENTURY CIRCUS POSTER ART
During the Nineteenth century in Wakefield, Yorkshire, a local book seller named John Cryer began to collect a range of paper ephemera; hand-bills, posters, news cuttings etc. Amongst this collection are 145 original circus posters dating between 1814 and 1857. They provide a fascinating insight into how circus was advertised and how individual artists were portrayed at that time. The book is a treasure trove of images for circus enthusiasts everywhere, especially during this 250th anniversary year of the founding of the modern circus.
You might be interested in Steve's other circus books.
See his Publications page for more details.
Steve Ward was born in Gloucester in 1952 and was educated at the Crypt Grammar School. He trained in Drama and Dance and went on to gain a Masters Degree from the University of Loughborough, researching the role of circus in education. He is also a Winston Churchill Fellow having researched circus training in Budapest, Hungary. As well as 34 years of teaching he has been an actor, a singer, a radio presenter, a circus in education advocate and the director of an award winning youth circus. He now lives in Yorkshire and spends his time as a freelance writer and genealogist.
He has written articles and features for a wide range of Genealogical magazines in the UK and Australia and he has written widely on the role of circus in education.
He has also published seven books and his most recent book Father of the Modern Circus; BILLY BUTTONS; The Life & Times of Philip Astley was published in April 2018.
For a full list of publications please see the 'Publications' page.
Steve is available for talks, interviews, feature writing and genealogical research.
Contact: Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile - 07805899132