1st Edition

Augustine (Big Hysteria)





ISBN 9781138964150
Published February 28, 2016 by Routledge
76 Pages

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Book Description

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reviews

"Anna Furse presents a fascinating piece of theatre in which she uses a stylised form to explore factual content." - Time Out

"...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

"...a winner...unnervingly in tune with modern feeling." - The Times