Episode from the podcastAdventures in Theater History: Philadelphia

Ricketts' Circus in the Capital City, Part Two

Released Friday, 26th March 2021
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The second of our four-part Adventure about John Bill Ricketts, the equestrian and showman, famous for being the originator of the American Circus. In this episode, we look at the influence of the English equestrian Phillip Astley, and how the equestrian circus was developing into an international form of popular entertainment in the late 18th Century.

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21m 4s
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Season
1
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4
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