Dead Man Talking

Melissa McCullough

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrian Friel Theater
PublisherUnknown Publisher
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sept 2009

Bibliographical note

Medium of Output: Dramatic and Performing Arts
Brief details of Performance: Dead Man Talking, a theatrical presentation that explored whole body donation, was devised and performed by medical and drama students. Through ‘devised theatre’, students gained insight into body donation; about giving, about the kindness of strangers, about theirs and others’ emotional responses to the idea of body donation, about perceptions of doctors perpetrated by film and television, about their own experiences in the dissection room and the urban myths surrounding the dissection room. This exploration resulted in a theatrical piece that was performed over three nights in the Brian Friel Theatre, Queen’s University Belfast.

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