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Life Beyond the Big Top free pdf Life Beyond the Big Top is a photo book that captures the history of the Tai Thean Kew Circus, a once-great Chinese circus established in Singapore in 1929. The collection of old photographs and surviving props and costumes that makes up this visual documentation belongs to Sze Ling Fen and Wong Fu Qi, lead performers of the circus. Sze Ling Fen's progenitors founded the circus, and through her eyes we get a glimpse of an almost five-decade-long performing career. Authored by their granddaughter, Adele Wong, be invited to visit her grandparents, listening and looking as the story about the humble beginnings of a pioneering, family-run Chinese circus unfolds. Be transported to a front-row seat, viewing the dazzling circus acts and astounding animals at the peak of the circus success, before running offstage to join the circus folks in their nomadic lives and private adventures as they travel around the region. Discover the evolution of live performance shows after the end of the circus as these performers adapt their skills to changing demands. Finally, reminisce as we return to their present-day retirement and rummage through their collection of old performing items and costumes.

About Adele Wong

Adele Wong is an actor and writer working in television and film. A graduate of the National University of Singapore, Adele resides in Singapore and Tokyo. She is a recipient of the Singapore National Arts Council's Arts Creation Grant and is currently finishing a fictional novel based on her family's circus histories. Adele also writes and produces short films about the human condition and details her travels in her blog. This book is a biographical, pictorial documentation and her first publication.

Details Book

Author : Adele Wong
Publisher : Goff Books
Data Published :
ISBN : 1941806716
EAN : 9781941806715
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 128 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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