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Augustine (Big Hysteria)

By Anna Furse

Introduction by Elaine Showalter

Routledge – 1997 – 80 pages

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    978-3-71-865935-7
    September 4th 1997

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

Name: Augustine (Big Hysteria) (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Anna FurseIntroduction by Elaine Showalter. First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Theatre & Performance Studies, Feminist Theatre, Gender & Sexuality