Sawdust and Spangle-Land – a Brief History of the Circus in Germany

Introduction It is a popular misconception that the modern circus originated in Roman times. In fact, the only thing the modern circus has in common with the Roman circus is the word itself, which means circle.  The Roman circus was a large open-air venue used for chariot and horse racing, and if it is the … Continue reading Sawdust and Spangle-Land – a Brief History of the Circus in Germany