Hysteria, Trauma and Melancholia

Performative Maladies in Contemporary Anglophone Drama

  • Authors
  • Christina¬†Wald

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Christina Wald
    Pages 27-92
  3. Christina Wald
    Pages 93-160
  4. Christina Wald
    Pages 161-214
  5. Christina Wald
    Pages 215-223
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 225-289

About this book


Hysteria, trauma and melancholia are not only powerful tropes in contemporary culture, they are also prominent in the theatre. As the first study in its field, Hysteria, Trauma and Melancholia explores the characteristics and concerns of the Drama of Hysteria, Trauma and Melancholia through in-depth readings of representative plays.


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