The Anatomy Lesson of Doctor Ruysch single work   musical theatre  
Issue Details: First known date: 1999 1999
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

In the late eighteenth century, the Dutch anatomist, Frederick Ruysch, donated his collection of over two thousand body parts to Peter the Great of Russia, for his museum of curiosities. Some of the items were described as 'tableaus, made from human tissue, for the purposes of moral instruction.' Ruysch's collection is still housed in St Petersburg.

Notes

  • Adapted from the radio play of the same name.

Production Details

  • Commissioned by Vitalstatistix in late 1999 and first performed by Vitalstatistix at the Queen's Theatre, Adelaide, 3 - 22 September 2002

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Now Kids Don't Try This at Home Graham Shrahle , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 13 September 2002; (p. 16)

— Review of The Anatomy Lesson of Doctor Ruysch Hilary Bell 1999 single work musical theatre
Enquiring Minds Murray Bramwell , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , January no. 220 2002; (p. 22)

— Review of The Anatomy Lesson of Doctor Ruysch Hilary Bell 1999 single work musical theatre
Now Kids Don't Try This at Home Graham Shrahle , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 13 September 2002; (p. 16)

— Review of The Anatomy Lesson of Doctor Ruysch Hilary Bell 1999 single work musical theatre
Enquiring Minds Murray Bramwell , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , January no. 220 2002; (p. 22)

— Review of The Anatomy Lesson of Doctor Ruysch Hilary Bell 1999 single work musical theatre
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