Circo Price

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Teatro Circo Price in Madrid
Price Circus Madrid. 2007. Architect Mariano Bayón.

The Circo Price, also known as El Price, is a theatre, and former circus, in Madrid.

The circus was originally located in the Jardin de las Delicias, a park which lay at the corner of the Paseo de Recoletos and the calle de la Veterinaria, now calle Barbara de Braganza.[1] In 1880 the impresario Thomas Price, part of the English family of equilibrist clowns, the Price Brothers[2] obtained permissions to construct a permanent circus hall and theatre in the Plaza del Rey.

It was for many years colloquially known as the "Circo de Parish" after its manager Leonard Parish (d. 1930), who followed in his father's (William Parish [es]) footsteps.[3][4] During this period the theatre became a major venue for zarzuelas.[5]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Cultivating Madrid: Public Space and Middle-Class Culture in the ... – Page 185 Daniel Frost – 2008: "In the 1860s, the park gained notoriety as the location of the Circo de Price, a circus and performing arts company. ... The move cemented the fame of the Teatro Circo Price in Madrid, but left the Jardin de las Delicias to private builders."
  2. ^ Clowns – Page 168 John H. Towsen – 1976: "Probably the most innovative British clowns of this period were the Price Brothers — John, William, Adolphe, and Ferdinand."
  3. ^ Revista Madrid Histórico No 15 – Page 56 Ediciones La Librería: "El Circo de Price en la Postguerra – La muerte de Leonard Parish, en 1930, dejó El Price en manos de su socio Mariano Sánchez Rexach, que muere en Madrid durante la contienda civil. El circo sufrió los estragos de la guerra y su techo.."
  4. ^ Conocer Madrid – El Circo Price, el sueño de un caballista irlandés, 11 September 2015
  5. ^ Del Barquillo a Chueca: transformación y glamour de un barrio ... – Page 41 Bernardo Veksler – 2005: "25 En paseo de los Recoletos y Bárbara de Braganza se levantó, en 1868, el Circo Price, que se mantuvo en el lugar durante ocho ... Durante tres décadas estuvo instalado en la casa de las siete chimeneas, cambiando más tarde su denominación por la de Circo Parrish. A principios del siglo XX, recupera su viejo nombre y presenta espectáculos circenses, conciertos, zarzuelas y bailes de máscaras."

Coordinates: 40°24′21″N 3°41′55″W / 40.40583°N 3.69861°W / 40.40583; -3.69861