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Augustine (Big Hysteria) : Contemporary Theatre Studies (Hardcover) - Anna Furse

Augustine (Big Hysteria)

Contemporary Theatre Studies (Hardcover)

Hardcover Published: 5th September 1997
ISBN: 9783718659357
Number Of Pages: 76

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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.'." -The Times "'...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)

ISBN: 9783718659357
ISBN-10: 3718659352
Series: Contemporary Theatre Studies (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 76
Published: 5th September 1997
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1