This play, belonging to the feminist theatre of hysteria, draws on the history of psychiatry with the aim of producing a critique of the psychoanalytic appropriation of women. It is set in the Paris clinic of Dr Jean-Martin Charcot from 1882 to 1893.
"'...a winner...unnervingly in tune with modern feeling.'."
"'...one of the most important plays in the new feminist theatre of hysteria. Anna Furse draws on the history of phychiatry to produce innovative performance that is also a critique of the psychoanalytic appropriation of women. Augustine is set in the Paris clinic of Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot. From 1882 to the year of his death in 1893, Charcot was the impresario of a group of 'hysterical' women who become known, as stars, queens, and divas.'."
-From Elaine Showalter's introduction
"'Anna Furse presents a fascinating piece of theatre in which she uses a stylised form to explore factual content.'."
-Time Out (London)
Series: Contemporary Theatre Studies (Hardcover)
Number Of Pages: 76
Published: 5th September 1997
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1