News on the Book Front

While we’re patiently waiting for the November release of the English translation of the “20 Years Under The Sun” book, the French-language version has already hit the stands. And in a sad note, we’ve been told by the publisher that an English-language translation of Jean Beaunoyer’s tell-all “Dans les coulisses du Cirque du Soleil” (Quebec Amerique ISBN# 2764402422) will not be forthcoming. Seems they haven’t had any inquiries into doing an English version, and nobody willing to distribute it stateside.

Looking around the Web we saw some other Cirque-related titles we thought would be of interest. “Franco Dragone, une improbable odyssée” by Yves Vasseur is currently available from
Labor (Inconnue) (ISBN# 2804016455). This $28CDN book should be of interest to any French-reading fans of Dragone’s directing work. But more interesting still is a forthcoming tome by Mark Schreiber, “Dreams of the Solo Trapeze: Offstage with the Cirque du Soleil” (Canal House ISBN# 0975466402). According to this book should be published around the first of next year. We’ve tried to locate both the publisher and the author but have had no luck so far. If this actually makes it to the racks it might be quite interesting and, for most of us, easier to read!

[Sources:, Quebec Amerique,]