The theatre is crowded, the audience is trembling with expectation. An orchestra is playing, while candlelight illuminates the centre of the room. Everything is ready. Enter the main characters: the anatomy professor and the corpse of a man who has just been executed. Silence fills the room, the autopsy begins: it is a candid lesson held in person that can last up to a week, a real “spectacle” that everyone wants to see.
The stage is unique, it is called the Anatomical Theatre. It is the world’s first example of a permanent structure created for