Group Entertainment & Gatherings
Group Entertainment & Gatherings CMS 3200
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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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