Stockholm in Stockholm County, Södermanland Province, Sweden — Northern Europe (Scandinavia)
Första Cirkusföreställningen i Sverige / The First Circus in Sweden
Akademien för Cirkuskonstens
Bevarande i Sverige
Academy for the Conservation of
Circus Arts in Sweden
Erected 2008 by Akademien för Cirkuskonstens Bevarande i Sverige.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment.
Location. 59° 20.168′ N, 18° 3.54′ E. Marker is in Stockholm, Södermanland Province, in Stockholm County. Marker is on Drottninggatan just north of Olaf Palmes gata, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Drottninggatan 71b, Stockholm, Södermanland Province 111 23, Sweden. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Park and Gardens (here, next to this marker); Warodellska Huset / The Warodell House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Carl Jonas Love Almquist (about 180 meters away); Varuhuset PUB / PUB Department Store (about 180 meters away); LO-Huset / LO Building (about 240 meters away); Konserthuset / The Concert Hall (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); August Blanche (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Carl Eldhs Brantingsmonument / Carl Eldh's Branting Monument (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockholm.
Also see . . . Rosalia Price (Wikipedia). "Rosalia Masson was married to her colleague Peter Price from London, with whom she had three children. Together with her brother-in-law James Price (1761-1805), they founded a circus company, where they mainly performed with acrobats and pantomime artists by horse. After having applied for a permission to perform in Denmark without success, they were granted such a permission for Sweden, and in October 1787, they founded a circus in Stockholm. Though an individual horse acrobat, Jacob Bates, her performed in Stockholm in 1770, this was the first circus company in Sweden, and thereby the introduction of the circus in Scandinavia: her brother-in-law James and his spouse Hanne Tott was to introduce the circus in Denmark and Norway in the 1790s. The Price circus were successful in Stockholm, were Rosalia were apparently the main attraction as she were frequently mentioned first when the circus was mentioned; she focused on acrobatics on horse while Peter Price acted in pantomime and displayed his strength. They also toured the Swedish countryside. At an incident at Comediehuset in Gothenburg, Rosalia Price threatened the audience with a whip and a gun when they expressed displeasure, which turned a fiasco to a success." (Submitted on August 12, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.