Image shown: 'Anna Furse Performs an Anatomy Act: a show and tell.' Photo credit: Nina Klaff.

Professor Anna Furse

Professor Anna Furse, theatre maker and practising academic, reflects on the personal circumstances that have led to a series of projects interrogating the ‘medical gaze’ and how the body, particularly the woman’s body, becomes spectacular through this gaze.

The Theatre of our Bodies assembles all that fascinates me about how our bodies - alive and/or dead - express, revolt from, perform in and respond to what Michel Foucault has called the ‘medical gaze’.

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