The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak: an investigation into the dramaturgy of puppetry, music and historical archive material in live performance

Calvert-Ennals, S (2015) The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak: an investigation into the dramaturgy of puppetry, music and historical archive material in live performance. In: Bristol Festival of Puppetry, Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol, UK, 2-3 September 2015.

Item Type: Performance
Creators: Calvert-Ennals, S
Abstract: The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak is an original puppet chamber opera, funded by the Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England, which explores the true story of 18th-century French medical anomaly Tarrare. Calvert-Ennals, Director of the show, investigated the role of the director in the dramaturgy of puppetry, music and historical archive material in live performance. Through this project she developed frameworks for creating a coherent narrative and journey and a fully fleshed out character in a process with multiple creative elements (puppetry, live original music, libretto, archive material) and disparate artistic, ethical and intellectual stakes.
Official URL: http://www.wattleanddaub.co.uk/tarrare
Date: 2 September 2015
Funders: The Wellcome Trust, Arts Council England, Tobacco Factory Theatres
Event Location: Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol, UK
Note:

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

This was a touring production that visited the following locations:

10 March 2017, Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa University,
Bath;
8-9 March 2017, North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford;
30 January-17 February 2017, Wilton's Music Hall, London; 25-28 January 2017, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol;
2-3 November 2015, New Diorama Theatre, Suspense Festival, London;
2-3 September 2015, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol Festival of Puppetry.

Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 17:35
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2019 10:45
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