This is a very
large and very heavy book, packed with large colour and black &
white photographs. Format: 33 x 24 cm. 628 illustrations. 2.6 kg
Historical and contemporary images of the history of the circus
and what the circus offers today. The Circus Krone arose from a
Wandermenagerie, which travelled from fair to fair in the 19th
century and caused a sensation. Carl Krone (1870-1943) took over
the menagerie together with his mother and converted it to a
circus with clever innovations. With much affection and
understanding for the animals he succeed in presenting
spectacular performances. Until 1914, the growing company
operated under the name "Circus Charles". As "Circus Krone" it
developed into the largest circus in Europe.
perform in Krones Manege. For a herd of elephants based on 27
animals, the classic circus ring with a diameter of 13 m is no
longer sufficient. In 1924, Carl Krone opted for a three-mane
circus; in the 1930s for a racetrack circus with a 64-meter-long
oval arena. After the Second World War, the "crown" had again
reached a stately size under the aegis of Frieda Krone and her
husband Carl Sembach. Her daughter Christel Sembach-Krone shone
especially with imaginative horse numbers.
Today, the "Krone"
still offers an international program. As a constant surprise
the performances of Jana Mandana and her husband Martin Lacey
Junior with horses, zebras, camels, a rhino, elephants and
Text in German.
A truly spectacular book.