The London Hippodrome
Frank Matcham designed the Hippodrome a music-hall and circus combined, complete with water tank for aquatic displays. Perhaps in an attempt to revive the tremendous spectaculars at Astley's Ampitheatre, its purpose was "to provide 'a circus show second to none in the world, combined with elaborate stage spectacles impossible in any other theatre'" (Weinreb 212).
Photograph and text 2006 by Jacqueline Banerjee.
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