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By Steve Ward

Philip Astley first pegged out his round 'ride' at the banks of the Thames in 1768 and so laid down the principles of the trendy circus. appearing feats of trick driving along with his spouse Patty Jones, little did he recognize that earlier than lengthy ladies may develop into a dominant strength within the circus. Sawdust Sisterhood explores how the circus empowered ladies and gave them the chance to compete and prevail as performers of their personal correct in an differently masculine international. Drawing upon old information studies and modern interviews, the e-book explores the lives of lady circus performers and focuses upon numerous of the extra recognized artistes from throughout centuries of circus, together with; Madame Saqui, the popular French wire-walker of the early 19th century; Nellie Chapman, the Victorian 'Lion Queen' of Wombwells's Menagerie and Circus; and Katie Brumbach, in a different way referred to as Sandwina, possibly the main recognized Strongwoman of the 20 th century. Sawdust Sisterhood recognizes the function of the feminine circus performer around the centuries.

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Philip Astley first pegged out his round 'ride' at the banks of the Thames in 1768 and so laid down the principles of the fashionable circus. appearing feats of trick driving along with his spouse Patty Jones, little did he have an understanding of that earlier than lengthy girls may develop into a dominant strength within the circus. Sawdust Sisterhood explores how the circus empowered girls and gave them the chance to compete and be successful as performers of their personal correct in an in a different way masculine global.

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