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Andrew Ducrow

(1793—1842) equestrian performer

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amusements and recreation

amusements and recreation  

Dickens had a profound interest in popular recreation, and reference to it suffuses his early fiction and his journalism throughout his life. His basic philosophy can be found in the ...
Astley's Amphitheatre

Astley's Amphitheatre  

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A theatrical entertainment, regarded as the first modern circus, founded in London in 1770 by the English theatrical manager and former soldier Philip Astley (1742–1814). By 1798 he was allowed to ...
circus

circus  

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In 1919 the Georgian artist Nikolai Foregger lectured the Union of International Artists of the Circus on his conviction in a renaissance of the circus. He evoked theatre as the ...
tableau vivant

tableau vivant  

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A formation of silent, still performers, used since medieval times to represent religious or artistic scenes. melodrama used tableaux vivants to enact contemporary paintings, and the passion play of ...

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