Chautauqua summer: adventures of a late-twentieth-century vaudevillian

Front Cover
Harcourt Brace & Co., 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 197 pages
At the turn of the century, Chautauqua meant the summer tent shows in the town of Chautauqua, New York. But for the past decade it has stood for the month-long summer tour of a band of vaudevillians, led by The Flying Karamazov Brothers, which travels to small towns in the American Northwest and over to Canada. A few summers ago, Rebecca Chace joined the Chautauqua as a trapeze artist, along with the Karamazovs; Artis the Spoonman; Magical Mystical Michael; The Girls Who Wear Glasses; folksinger Faith Petric; Toes Tiranoff; and many others, including the band and the children of various performers, who put together their own act. This is her story of that summer, and of her romance with Dmitri Karamazov.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

CHAUTAUQUA SUMMER: Adventures of a Late 20th Century Vaudevillian

User Review  - Kirkus

Depressing report of life in a hippie vaudeville caravan. According to trapeze-artist Chace, ``Chautauqua'' is the old-fashioned name for vaudeville tent-shows that toured America around the turn of ... Read full review

Chautauqua summer: adventures of a late-twentieth-century vaudevillian

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Despite the mention of cars, customs checks, and other present-day clues, it is often hard to believe that trapeze artist Chace performed during anything resembling modern times in her summer in the ... Read full review


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

8 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information