Jack House in Moscow - mid 20th Century

from Music Hall Memories, page 145:

I’ve been to circuses in many parts of the world but I still prefer those we have in Scotland. Admittedly, the most remarkable act I’ve ever seen was in the Moscow State Circus when it was celebrating its fiftieth year. State circuses from all over Russia were invited to send their outstanding acts and the one I’ll never forget was from a far outlying part of Russia — in the deep South. It consisted of a high wire act in which the wire stretched to the topmost pinnacle of the circus. Up this wire rode a cyclist with a beautiful girl balanced on his shoulders. As he drove …   more >>
cite as

Jack House, Music Hall Memories (Glasgow, 1986), p. 145. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1411745209225 accessed: 27 February, 2024

location of experience: Moscow


Jack House
Journalist, Writer

Listening to

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operatic aria at Moscow State Circus performed by Moscow State Circus Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:26:49 +0100