The History of Theater - In One Amazing City
March 26, 2021
3. Ricketts' Circus in the Capital City, Part One

How Philadelphia became the site of the First American Circus.

John Bill Ricketts, the English equestrian, arrives in Philadelphia, and attracts the attention of a Very Important Person. How did Philadelphia become the site of the First American Circus? Listen in and find out! (Image courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum)

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