The classic 1921 juggling manual, updated with over 40 pages of contextualizing footnotes. This peculiar project includes comments ranging from Swedish match-making in the 19th century to juggling legend Max Cincinnati.
From the foreword:
Rupert Ingalese, born Paul Wingrave, was a British juggler who worked in the first half of the 1900s, both as a juggler and as a producer and manager of variety shows across England. Ingalese’s performances, as we know by searching through online newspaper databases, were very well received. The first review to appear of his work was printed on September 14th, 1920, in The Daily Mail: The variety programme at the Tivoli this week is of high standard. At the top of the bill is Rupert Ingalese and his flunkeys, supported by Miss Angela Grey (pianist). Rupert Ingalese proves himself a skillful juggler and performs with one hand whilst he plays the piano with the other. On May 31st, 1921, The Daily Telegraph called him “…a juggler of bewildering skill and finesse.” A few years later, on March 18th, 1924, The Citizen called Ingalese’s performance in a top-notch musical variety show “…one of the best things in the programme…”