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Based on actual 18th century texts, ANATOMY THEATER follows an astonishing progression of an English murderess from confession to execution and, ultimately, public dissection before a paying audience of fascinated onlookers. Through the miracle of opera, she sings it all.
conjures a time when specialists traveled from town to town
in pre-modern Europe, conducting public dissections of the corpses of
executed criminals, seeking evidence of moral corruption in the interior
of the human body. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning and Oscar-nominated
composer David Lang and world renowned visual artist Mark Dion, ANATOMY
THEATER is a joyous, tuneful and grisly theatrical event.
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