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Hysteria in Music and on the Stage (2019)


At the turn of the 19th century, the theater expressed and often anticipated the tensions that animated contemporary neuropsychiatric research, and at the start of the 20th century the concepts of neurosis, hypnosis and hysteria burst onto theatrical stages in dramaturgic and musical creations. Hugo von Hofmannsthals Elektra of 1903 (later set to music by Richard Strauss), whose heroine is stigmatized from the very start as a case of hysteria is an emblematic example.

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Authors & Contributors
Ballestriero, Roberta
Micale, Mark S.
Armocida, Emanuele
Di Giacomo, Giuseppe
Rudnick, Lois P.
Mascardi, Chiara
Medicina nei Secoli - Arte e Scienza
History of Psychiatry
Medicina Historica
Science in Context
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
L'Erma di Bretschneider
Stanford University Press
Oxford University Press
Carocci Editore
Science and art
Medicine and art
Human anatomy
Freud, Sigmund
Charcot, Jean Martin
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
Mozart, Wolfang Amadeus
Machado de Assis
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
18th century
Early modern
17th century
United States

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