The Theatre: Greatest Show

In Manhattan it is the circus, not the crocus, which announces that spring has come. Punctually last week, the great Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey troupe took over Madison Square Garden with fanfare. In addition, there was a not unusual threat of a strike, and, day before the circus opened, some fine frontpage jungle violence. Just before rehearsals, an Indian leopard killed the only performing snow leopard in captivity. He also cut up Trainer Alfred Court's face, and another cat got loose and scared the daylights out of a reporter. On top of all this, John Ringling North, the Founders'...

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