"'...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)Vom Verlag:
First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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