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Bragazzi

April 21, 2013

Bragazzi (fl. late 1860s/early 1870s), ‘the Celebrated Italian Gymnaste and Composer of Equestrian Pantomimes’
(photo: Eulenstein, Leipzig, circa 1870)

‘MESSRS. PARRAVICINI and CORBYN, THEATRICAL and GENERAL AGENTS, 49, DUKE-STREET, ST. JAMES’S, S.W… .
‘Signor BRAGAZZI (the Celebrated Italian Gymnaste and Composer of Equestrian Pantomimes)… .’
(The Era, London, Sunday, 2 October 1870, p. 14c)

Holborn Amphitheatre
‘Among the new comers we find M. Bragazzi who goes through a marvellous performance upon a horizontal bar fixed in close proximity to the ceiling, and this entertainment he concludes by leaving his hold, turning a somersault, and alighting safely in the arena. This daring and clever feat was, of course, most enthusiastically cheered …’
(The Era, London, Sunday, 23 October 1870, p. 10d)

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