Hysteria, Terry Johnson



Hysteria, Terry Johnson




Título: Hysteria

Autor: Terry Johnson

Língua: Inglês

Tipologia: Peça de Teatro

Ano: 1993

Editora: Methuen Publishing

Colecção: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 978-0-413-70360-6

Sinopse: 1938. Hampstead, London. Sigmund Freud has fled Nazi-occupied Austria and settled in leafy Swiss Cottage. At eighty-two-years-old, he aims to spend his final days in peace. However, when Salvador Dalí turns up to discover a less-than-fully dressed woman in the closet, peace becomes somewhat elusive . . .

An acknowledged modern classic, Terry Johnson’s hilarious farce explores the fall-out when two of the twentieth century’s most brilliant and original minds collide. It touches on many themes including Nazi Germany, the Surrealist movement, Judaism, Freud’s theories of the unconscious mind, family relationships, life and death, and love and loss.

Johnson’s celebrated play raises intriguing questions about Freud’s radical revision of his theories of hysteria.

“Hysteria” premiered on 1 August 1993 at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, directed by Phyllida Lloyd.