Sabina

Sabina is based on the true story of the relationship – by turns therapeutic, personal and collegial – between Sabina Spielrein and Carl Jung.

Play title: Sabina

Author (s): Snoo Wilson

Publisher: Methuen, later published by Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Date: February 14th, 2000

Genre: Drama

Primary Discipline: Psychology

Secondary Discipline: Neuroscience

Scientist (s):

Sigmund Freud: A neurologist best known for known for developing theories and techniques based on psychoanalysis.

Carl Jung: Psychologist and psychiatrist who founded analytic psychology.

Sabina Spielrein: A Russian doctor and one of the first female psychoanalysts. She was also Carl Jung’s patient and student.

Eugen Bleuler: An influential psychiatrist who is best known for introducing the term schizophrenia.  

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown: 5m, 3f

Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Philemon, Sabina Spielrein, Emma Jung, Eugen Bleuler, Tanya/Minna, Fedor/Salesman/Soldier

Setting: Varies  

Time Period: 1905

Synopsis of Play: Sabina is based on the true story of the relationship – by turns therapeutic, personal and collegial – between Sabina Spielrein and Carl Jung. Spielrein, who was entrusted to Jung’s care in 1905, went on to make a remarkable recovery, and later became one of the first female psychoanalysts. Her bond with Jung has been the subject of much investigation, concerning both the facts and the implications of their friendship. http://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/plays/sabina-iid-138618

First Performance Date: February 9th, 1998

First Producer: Bush Theatre

Performance History: Sabina by Snoo Wilson was first produced at the Bush Theatre in London on February 9th, 1998. The play was directed by Andy Wilson and designed by Fiona-Marie Chivers, with lighting by Peter Mumford and sound by Alistair Westell.

Review Links:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/4712134/Great-minds-deserve-better.html

https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/obituaries/2013/snoo-wilson/

Entered by: Meaghan Yesford

Photo/Visual Research with citations

  

Sabina Spielrein                                                    Sigmund Freud                                                                            Carl Jung

 

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