This is by no means an exhaustive list of the resources available on the play, but here are the works I consulted in researching the work. (Warning: some require knowledge of French or Russian!)

Adrian. Cirque au Cinéma, Cinéma au Cirque. Paris: P. Adrian, 1984. (French)

Andreyev, Leonid. Photographs by a Russian Writer. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1989.

Andreyev, Leonid. Tot, kto poluchaet poshchetiny. Letchworth: Prideaux Press, 1978. (Russian)

Clark, Hilary, ed. Depression and Narrative: Telling the Dark. Albany: SUNY Press, 2008.

Dmitriev, Iurii. Tsirk v Rossii.1977. (Russian)

Kogan, M.S., ed. Isskustvo Klounady. 1969. (Russian)

MacAndrew, Andrew. 20th Century Russian Drama. New York: Bantam, 1963.

Mestechkin, Mark. V Teatre i v tsirke. 1976. (Russian)

Reeve, F.D., ed. Twentieth Century Russian Plays: An Anthology. New York: W.W. Norton and Co., 1973.

Scott, Charles W. Le Cirque et Le Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo. Rennes: Éditions Ouest-France, 1995. (French)

Segel, Harold. Twentieth-Century Russian Drama: From Gorky to the Present. New York: Columbia University Press, 1979.

Simonet, Alain. Programmes des Cirques en France: De 1860 à 1910. Paris: Arts Des Deux Mondes, 2000. (French)

Walz, Robin. Pulp Surrealism: Insolent Popular Culture in Early Twentieth-Century Paris. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

White, Frederick. Memoirs and Madness: Leonid Andreev Through the Prism of the Literary Portrait. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006.

Woodward, James. Leonid Andreyev: A Study. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1969.