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Mirror to Nature : Drama, Psychoanalysis and Society - Margaret Rustin

Mirror to Nature

Drama, Psychoanalysis and Society

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Published: 31st December 2002
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This book brings the insights of psychoanalysis to bear on drama in the western dramatic tradition. Plays which are discussed in detail include works by Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, Wilde, and Beckett among others. The authors seek to show that the subtle understanding of conscious and unconscious emotions achieved by psychoanalytic practice can bring new ways of understanding classic works of drama. The argument of the book, set out in its introduction and exemplified in its discussion of individual dramatists and plays, is that western drama has represented the central tensions of societies as crises in the relationships of gender and generation, through dramatic explorations of the inner life of families. This is the common theme which links the book's analysis of Medea, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream amongst others. The value of this book lies in the originality of its analysis of individual plays, and the subtlety with which it brings psychoanalytic and sociological insights together.

The argument of the book, set out in its introduction and exemplified in its discussion of individual dramatists and plays, is that western drama has represented the central tensions of societies as crises in the relationships of gender and generation, through dramatic explorations of the inner life of families. This is the common theme which links the book's analysis of Medea, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream amongst others. The value of this book lies in the originality of its analysis of individual plays, and the subtlety with which it brings psychoanalytic and sociological insights together.

Series Editors' Preface
Preface
Introduction: theatre, mind, and societyp. 1
Medea: love and violence split asunderp. 32
Ion: an Athenian "family romance"p. 49
Shakespeare's Macbeth: a marital tragedyp. 69
Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream: further meditations on marriagep. 95
What Ibsen knewp. 113
Chekhov: the pain of intimate relationshipsp. 135
Oscar Wilde's glittering surfacep. 160
Arthur Miller: fragile masculinity in American societyp. 190
Beckett: dramas of psychic catastrophep. 218
Psychic spaces in Harold Pinter's workp. 239
Referencesp. 273
Indexp. 281
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ISBN: 9781855752986
ISBN-10: 1855752980
Series: Tavistock Clinic Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 31st December 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45