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''Hysteria'' by Terry Johnson. Johnson is fascinated by the way dreams function according to Freud. The result is a tragi-comedy of conscience, a fantasy farce, a surreal event, a dream play, a dream work.
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''[[Hysteria|Hysteria: Or Fragments of an Analysis of an Obsessional Neurosis]]'' is a play by British dramatist and director working for stage, television and film, Terry Johnson (1955-) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Johnson_%28dramatist%29]. Premièred on 1 August 1993 at the Royal Court Theatre in London.
  
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A play fictionalising a real life 1938 meeting between [[Salvador Dali]] and [[Sigmund Freud]] a year before the latter's death. It is named after the Freudian psychological term "hysteria". [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hysteria_%28play%29]
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The playwright is fascinated by the way dreams function according to Freud. The result is a tragi-comedy of conscience, a fantasy farce, a surreal event, a dream play, a dream work.
  
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
Presented by the [[Market Theatre]], 1995, directed by [[Clare Stopford]]. Designer [[Andrew Botha]], lighting designer [[Wesley France]], sound designer [[Dean Pitman]]. The cast: [[Dale Cutts]] (Dr Abraham Yahuda), [[Leila Henriques]] (Jessica), [[Dawid Minnaar]] (Salvador Dali), [[Robert Whitehead]] (Sigmund Freud).
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1995: Presented by the [[Market Theatre]], 1995, directed by [[Clare Stopford]]. Designer [[Andrew Botha]], lighting designer [[Wesley France]], sound designer [[Dean Pitman]]. The cast: [[Dale Cutts]] (Dr Abraham Yahuda), [[Leila Henriques]] (Jessica), [[Dawid Minnaar]] (Salvador Dali), [[Robert Whitehead]] (Sigmund Freud).
  
Presented by [[CAPAB]] Drama, first performed in the [[Nico Malan Theatre|Nico Theatre]] on 29 March 1997. Directed  by [[Roy Saergeant]], lighting design by [[John T. Baker]]. The cast: [[Ralph Lawson]] as Sigmund Freud, [[Shirley Johnston]] as Jessica, [[John Whiteley]] as Abraham Yahuda and [[Jonathan Pienaar]] as Salvador Dali. Other cast members were Jana van Niekerk, Matthew Roberts and others.
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1997: Presented by [[CAPAB]] Drama, first performed in the [[Nico Malan Theatre|Nico Theatre]] on 29 March 1997. Directed  by [[Roy Sargeant]], lighting design by [[John T. Baker]]. The cast: [[Ralph Lawson]] as Sigmund Freud, [[Shirley Johnston]] as Jessica, [[John Whiteley]] as Abraham Yahuda and [[Jonathan Pienaar]] as Salvador Dali. Other cast members were [[Jana van Niekerk]], [[Matthew Roberts]] and others. This production was previously presented at the [[Natal Playhouse|Durban Playhouse]] where it opened on 4 November 1995.
 
 
[[Natal Playhouse|Durban Playhouse]] and [[Artscape]], directed by [[Roy Sargeant]], with [[Ralph Lawson]], [[Shirley Johnston]], **
 
  
 
==Translations and adaptations==
 
==Translations and adaptations==
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== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
 
''Hysteria'' theatre programmes 1995 and 1997.
 
''Hysteria'' theatre programmes 1995 and 1997.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 09:05, 22 September 2018

Hysteria: Or Fragments of an Analysis of an Obsessional Neurosis is a play by British dramatist and director working for stage, television and film, Terry Johnson (1955-) [1]. Premièred on 1 August 1993 at the Royal Court Theatre in London.

Subject

A play fictionalising a real life 1938 meeting between Salvador Dali and Sigmund Freud a year before the latter's death. It is named after the Freudian psychological term "hysteria". [2]

The playwright is fascinated by the way dreams function according to Freud. The result is a tragi-comedy of conscience, a fantasy farce, a surreal event, a dream play, a dream work.

Performance history in South Africa

1995: Presented by the Market Theatre, 1995, directed by Clare Stopford. Designer Andrew Botha, lighting designer Wesley France, sound designer Dean Pitman. The cast: Dale Cutts (Dr Abraham Yahuda), Leila Henriques (Jessica), Dawid Minnaar (Salvador Dali), Robert Whitehead (Sigmund Freud).

1997: Presented by CAPAB Drama, first performed in the Nico Theatre on 29 March 1997. Directed by Roy Sargeant, lighting design by John T. Baker. The cast: Ralph Lawson as Sigmund Freud, Shirley Johnston as Jessica, John Whiteley as Abraham Yahuda and Jonathan Pienaar as Salvador Dali. Other cast members were Jana van Niekerk, Matthew Roberts and others. This production was previously presented at the Durban Playhouse where it opened on 4 November 1995.

Translations and adaptations

Sources

Hysteria theatre programmes 1995 and 1997.

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