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Elephants, lions, tigers and leopards evoke fascination and awe, fear and excitement.This bookanalyzes trained acts in twentieth-century live circus and cinema,reveals how humans anthropomorphize animals with their emotions, and interrogates the notion thatanimals embody a phenomenology of emotions and feelings in culture.

About the Author

PETA TAIT is Professor and Chair of Theatre and Drama at La Trobe University, Australia.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgements

List of Illustrations

Introduction

Calm Patience and Pyramid Poses

The Lion Roars from a Pedestal

Dancing Elephants in Skirts

Leopard Around the Neck

Born Free Again

Sensing Emotion

Works Cited

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230246485
Author:
Tait, Peta
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Circus
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Drama-Circus
Subject:
Gener
Subject:
AL
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 b/w photos
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Circus
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » General
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » History and Criticism
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Zoology

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