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Title: 'The itinerant British showman' : an exploration of the history and contemporary realisation of three popular entertainment forms
Author: Lidington, Anthony
ISNI:       0000 0004 6352 598X
Awarding Body: University of Exeter
Current Institution: University of Exeter
Date of Award: 2016
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This thesis is a reflection upon three aspects of my practice as a performer: it explores the ways in which the seaside pierrot troupe, the fairground sideshow and the peepshow contribute to a deeper understanding of the showman’s role. This practice is combined with published materials in the form of broadcasts and publicly accessible media, which contextualize my research. I shall demonstrate how a showman may use historical performance forms to present subversive, social and political comment, in contemporary public space.
Supervisor: Milling, Jane Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Showman ; Pierrot ; Itinerant performance ; Raree Man ; Peepshow ; Concert Party ; Fairground