Hamlet on the Couch: What Shakespeare Taught Freud

Hamlet on the Couch: What Shakespeare Taught Freud

by James E. Groves


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138556294
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/20/2017
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 1,281,884
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

James E. Groves, MD, is a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He practices psychotherapy, supervises psychiatry and psychology trainees on their psychodynamic cases, and offers tutorials in Literature and Psychiatry.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1. Who's There? A Question of Identity 2. The Ghost's Commandment: 'Revenge My Shame' 3. Freud's "Family Romances": Power and Belonging 4. 'Some Vicious Mole of Nature': Bad — or Just Unlucky? 5. Mad for Thy Love: Infected by the Social Emotions 6. Rossencraft & Gilderstone: Destiny's Happy Dupes 7. The Fair Ophelia: Truth or Transference? 8. 'Wild and Whirling Words': Freud's Phobia, Dora's Dream 9. To Be or Not To Be? Conscience and the False Self 10. Hamlet Writes The Mousetrap: Method Acting and Metatheater 11. The Double Soliloquy: Freud's 'Compulsion To Repeat' 12. A Mirror in the Queen's Closet: The Good Enough Mother 13. The Prince and His Brothers: War, Murder, and Manhood 14. 'Readiness Is All. Let Be.' Disillusion and the Strength to Bear It 15. The Final Curtain: The Ghost and the Death Instinct

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