Wattle and Daub's: Performing the Freak
|Dates:||3 February 2017|
|Times:||14:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Multi-event|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
PERFORMING THE FREAK
FRIDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2-4pm
ROOM 2.60 SIMON BUILDING
A conversational event for professionals and students of medical humanities and 18th Century medicine or monstrosity.
THE STORY OF TARRARE
The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak by Wattle & Daub is a monstrous chamber opera with puppets which details a true account of ‘Tarrare the Freak’ - an 18th century French revolutionary spy with an insatiable appetite for live cats, amputated limbs and the occasional toddler. Tarrare’s grizzly story ends on the autopsy table - a defining moment in medical history.
Join us for a discussion about the fascinating issues around medicine and monstrosity that inform their nationally touring show.
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