On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Frankenstein, City Red Bus has organised a special tour dedicated to the famous Gothic science fiction novel by Mary Shelley which will take place on 31st October between 7 pm and 9 pm and which will take passengers to see some of the most evocative locations in the city. The tour is organised in collaboration with Centro Interuniversitario per lo Studio del Romanticismo (CISR) at the University of Bologna.
During the tour, excerpts from Frankenstein will be read and, with the help of a few CISR experts, you will wonder about the modernity of this classic of 19th-century English literature.
Start of the tour 7 pm at the Piazza Re Enzo stop for an aperitif. We will start with Piazza Galvani, dedicated to illustrious 18th-century scientist and electrophysiologists Luigi Galvani and home to the Archiginnasio, with its famous 17th-century anatomical theatre. We will pass by the Certosa, which is not only a historic and monumental theatre, but also a location symbolically linked with the creation of the monster (forged by an ensemble of assembled body parts, as told by Mary Shelley). We will finish near Palazzo Poggi, housing both the Museo di anatomia umana (Museum of Human Anatomy) with its 18th-century anatomical waxes, and the tools owned by Galvani - whose discoveries influenced Mary Shelley’s work, as she explained in the introduction to the novel. Participants can discover the halls of the palace-museum guided by characters who will bring the novel to life and attend projections of films concerning its creation. End of the bus tour approx. 8.45 pm- followed by performance (approx. 2 hours)
Booking required subject to availability. The activity will take place only with a minimum number of 15 participants.