theatrical genre

A sideshow is an amusement or entertainment usually associated with circus and carnival midways. Such a show displays curiosities of all sorts such as bearded ladies, midgets, giants, snake charmers, two-headed babies saved in formaldehyde, six-legged calves, and more.[1]

Related pagesEdit

  • Freaks, a 1930s movie about sideshow performers


  1. Sideshow!, CSI, December 1999, retrieved 2013-06-24