Episode 385. Unknown Dan Rice

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51QitZ0tyAL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Author David Carlyon talks about his book Dan Rice: The Most Famous Man You’ve Never Heard Of and its subject, one of the richest entertainers of the 19th century and the Jon Stewart of his day. Featuring “Hits on the Times”, an examination of 19th century performance and politics, the origins of the division of high art and low art, pre-Wagnerian Ring spectacles, revelations about the circus as adult entertainment, and fabulous reviews by Walt Whitman. (Length 15:05)

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Hattie Thompson · May 12, 2014 at 4:26 am

Well the headline is right – i’ve never heard of him. But id he was the John Stewart of his day i’ll be checking him out

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