Every carnival has a ringmaster and plenty of barkers, bearded ladies, strong men, wild animals and sad clowns.
The ringmaster thanks people for coming and ‘helping to support the world's endangered species.’
The ringmaster escorts the high-wire and animal acts into the rings.
It was also in the 1970's that Mic joined the legendary Pram Factory Theatre in Melbourne, creating Soapbox Circus, where he was ringmaster , musician, juggler and acrobat.
He was also, in his time, a superb ringmaster of French culture and the avant-garde.
There, standing on top of a rather large, dusty old theatrical trunk, projecting all the enthusiasm of a ringmaster on the opening night of the circus, was the magician.
Cromwell's role at Putney was first and foremost as chair and ringmaster .
If the Oscars are a circus, he's the ringmaster .
Watching from many rows behind the center ring Marvin sits surrounded by eager children all of whom gaze at the ringmaster in awe.
But for the past few weeks, due to her sickness, Chad, the ringmaster and manager of the circus refused to let her on the tightrope.