Saturday Play - Freud: The Case Histories

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Saturday 11 February



Freud: The Case Studies is Deborah Levy's dramatisation of Sigmund Freud's iconic case study Dora, translated by Shaun Whiteside.

It is 1899 and a father implores Sigmund Freud to treat his daughter after discovering her intention to end her life. When Dora first comes to Freud she suffers from a loss of voice, a debilitating cough and a limp.

Dream analysis is the key to unlocking the causes of Dora's condition, and as Freud's treatment continues, secrets, seduction and betrayal are uncovered.

Robert Glenister is Freud, Olivia Hallinan is Dora, Gerard McDermott plays Papa and Tracy-Ann Oberman is Mama.

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