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Table 1 Performance in eighteenth century

From: Circus is a performance but it is also a building—memory of circus buildings in Europe

Participants Manifest (parts of show)
Animals People Few circus acts
Dominate animals were horses. Acrobats performed their acts on horses’ backs moving on the stage in a circle Attractions were firstly shown by military heroes, starting from Philip Astley, and then, dancers and clowns gathered around them Risky and various acrobatics on horses’ backs. As the time passed, humorous scenes with clowns, pantomimes and dances, suitable for circus shows, started to be performed during the breaks