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
Primary Discipline: Psychology
Secondary Discipline: Neuroscience
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
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.
Entered by: Meaghan Yesford
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Sabina Spielrein Sigmund Freud Carl Jung