Thread for circus art and artistes along with all areas of visual acts and performers memorabilia. In the old days of Variety stage tours and circus tours both were intertwined for the engagement of acts. There have been many books published over the years by academics and writers of personal life experiences. Most artistes shy away from the spotlight of personal analysis because some old stories can become rather enlarged! This thread is for the placing of some books and literiture titles that I have personally read. The University of Sheffield now house over 1,000 books on this huge subject deposited by the C.F.A.