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Group Entertainment & Gatherings

by: Jessica Watson

Group Entertainment & Gatherings CMS 3200

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Jessica Watson
Clayton State
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This week's notes cover group entertainment and gatherings
History of Communications
Randy Clark
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history, Communications, Entertainment, Clayton State University




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Date Created: 01/20/16
History of Communication Week 2  Group Entertainment & Gatherings  o Around 1080 A.D  Pageants: to bring people together for competitive events in particularly  jousting (one on one/ group) o 1300s  More elaborate: costumes, armor  Special occasions: New kings & queens, marriages, royal birth, signing of  treaty   Lasted about 6­7 days (week) big pageants   Moved from pageants to banquets where lots of food is served/ fed as if  you were rich o Circus (Philip Astley)  From England   Horseback riding while shooting   1768  No travel/ fixed position o Until 1771  Astley gets competition   Charles Hughes  Educated pig came into play by Astley   Charles & Astley competed  Imported animals from Africa & Australia  o 1771  Europe­ Paris   Hughes­ Russia  o 1792  USA­ Philadelphia circus  P.T. Barnun o 1880  He believed people liked to be fooled  He had a museum in Fiji (mermaid made out of a monkey with a mermaid  tail sewn unto him) o James Bailey   Named first baby elephant born Jumbo (first elephant born in USA) o P.T. Barnun and James Bailey became partners o 1884  Ringling Brother/ 7 brothers/ merged in 1919 o 1860  Dan Rice   Famous/ ran for president  o 1870  Jewels Rootard  Performed on the trapeze  o Wild West Shows   From the western days­ made movies  Fascinated by western states o 1883  Buffalo Bills Wild West Show   Toured  around the USA  Could buy things from concession  o 1830s  Lyceum Speaker   New England   Illinois  Speaker travel around the US to give lectures on important topics  o 1874  Chatan  Sunday school teachers o Dime Museum   Average person wanted to see  Freak show/ weird things  P.T Barnun American Museum  o Late 1880s – 1900s  Wonder Shows   Put on scientific & non­ scientific acts as shows   Spiritualism/ mediums   Phrenology   Feel someone’s head and tell what’s going to happen in their life  Mesmerism/ hypnotism   Electricity/ electric chair  o Batman o Barnstorming   Traveling around in an airplane and do elaborate trick (i.e. wing walking)   


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