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Stockholm in Stockholm County, Södermanland Province, Sweden — Northern Europe (Scandinavia)
 

Första Cirkusföreställningen i Sverige / The First Circus in Sweden

 
 
Första Cirkusföreställningen i Sverige / The First Circus in Sweden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2017
1. Första Cirkusföreställningen i Sverige / The First Circus in Sweden Marker
Inscription. Här på Barnhuskällaren gavs den 18 okt. 1787 den första cirkusföreställningen i Sverige. Evenemanget genomfördes av den engelska konstberidarfamiljen JAMES PRICE. De stannade här till den 9 juni 1788 och väckte stort uppseende med den för Sverige nya underhållningsformen. Carl-Michael Behan blev så imponerad att han skrev en hyllningsdikt till Fru Price ära.

19 april 2008
Akademien för Cirkuskonstens
Bevarande i Sverige



Here on October 18th, 1787, at the Barnhuskällaren the first circus show in Sweden was held. The event was held by the English artist family of James Price. They stayed here until June 9, 1788, having introduced to Sweden a sensational new form of entertainment. Carl-Michael Behan was so impressed that he wrote a tribute to honor Mrs. Price.

April 19, 2008
Academy for the Conservation of
Circus Arts in Sweden

 
Erected 2008 by Akademien för Cirkuskonstens Bevarande i Sverige.
 
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
Första Cirkusföreställningen i Sverige / The First Circus in Sweden Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 10, 2017
2. Första Cirkusföreställningen i Sverige / The First Circus in Sweden Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here mounted to the fence, just to the right of the gate.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: Drottninggatan 71b, Stockholm, Södermanland Province 111 23, Sweden.
 
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); LO-Huset / LO Building ( about 240 meters away); Konserthuset / The Concert Hall ( approx. 0.3 kilometers away); August Blanche ( approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Centrumhuset / Center Building ( approx. 0.3 kilometers away); August Strindberg ( 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.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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