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    show surfaces

    What is "show surface" in the following? Is it a kind of stage where the show is played?

    Cirque du Soleil ..... eliminated those elements that were costly and no longer appealed to the audience (such as animal acts, star performers, and multiple show surfaces) and replaced them compelling elements...

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    Re: show surfaces

    In this case, "multiple show surfaces" refers to an older style of circus where there were as many as three acts running simultaneously in three different areas of the circus. In America, these surfaces were called "rings" and several circuses billed themselves as a "three ring circus." The expression "a three ring circus", is often used to describe a chaotic situation where several things are happening at once and no progress is being made. Example: "The organization of the headquarters was like a three ring circus. Everyone was running around but nothing was getting done."

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    Re: show surfaces

    I see.

    Many thanks.

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