The Life of a Showman
by David Prince Miller, updated by Martin MacGilp
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ISBN Number: 9780957188129    
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 342
Publication Date: 2023
Publisher: Gilpress

David Prince Miller was a showman, involved in a range of exhibitions and theatricals.  His record of achievements veered between being a moderately successful theatrical manager, and a bankrupt, who spent some time in debtor’s jail. Throughout his long professional life, he continued to return to some of his core skills, which included conjuring, Punch and Judy, and marionettes. Miller’s account of his life, largely as a travelling showman, has been out of print for over 150 years. This publication brings together Miller’s lively text, a new essay on Miller and his life, and additional information on his children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren, particularly those who became involved with theatricals.

With over 350 pages, the book has been fully-indexed, along with the addition of a genealogical chart, and 39 illustrations, some of which are being published for the first time.
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