Calvert-Ennals, S (2015) The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak. In: Bristol Festival of Puppetry, Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol, UK, 2-3 September & 2-3 November 2015.

Item Type: Performance
Creators: Calvert-Ennals, S
Abstract: The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak is a unique fusion of puppetry and contemporary chamber opera detailing the story of real-life 18th-century French medical anomaly Tarrare. Wattle & Daub collaborated with pathologist Dr Alan Bates, award-winning playwright Hattie Naylor, internationally-renowned pianist and composer Tom Poster, Bristol University's Medical Humanities programme, and an academic advisory panel. Through a darkly compelling yet riotously enjoyable show they explore the rise of the autopsy, and its influence on the medical model of the doctor-patient relationship, through the case study of a medical 'monster' and the doctor who treated him.
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Date: 2 September 2015
Funders: The Wellcome Trust, Arts Council England, Tobacco Factory Theatres
Event Location: Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol, UK
Additional Locations: Suspense Festival, New Diorama Theatre, London

Sita Calvert-Ennals was the director of the stage production.

Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 17:35
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 17:41
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