Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis, by Armstrong,Philip
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- ISBN: 9780415207218 | 0415207215
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 7/3/2001
The link between psychoanalysis as a mode of interpretation and Shakespeare's works is well known. But rather than merely putting Shakespeare on the couch, Philip Armstrong focuses on the complex and fruitful relationship between Shakespeare's texts and the theories of Freud, Rank, Jones, Lacan, Erikson and others. Armstrong provides an introductory cultural history of the link between psychoanalytic concepts and Shakespearean texts. This is played out in a variety of expected and unexpected contexts, including: the early modern stage;Hamlet, Freud's analytic session, the Parisian intellectual scene, Hollywood, and the virtual space of the PC.