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Table 6 Appearance of the circus building in the eighteenth century

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

Base shape Material Roof construction
Grandstands followed the circular shape of the stage space Firstly, the space for performing attractions was only fenced by a rope. Later on, covered grandstands around the stage appeared. During time, wooden buildings developed, completely covered At first, the stage was without any protection from weather conditions but after some time the buildings got domes. For the first time, evening performances were organized in Paris with the help of lanterns