This, the latest volume in the Tavistock Clinic Series, is a thoughtful and comprehensive analysis of drama and psychoanalysis, written in the lucid and accessible manner that epitomises the Rustins style. These two well-known authors and psychotherapists explore in depth the extent to which psychoanalysis can illuminate and give fresh perspective to areas of drama, and how far this extends in the other direction. Concentrating on well-known playwrights including Ibsen, Shakespeare,Harold Pinter, this well-researched and fascinating book.
About the Author
Michael Rustin is Professor of Sociology at the University of East London, a Visiting Professor at the Tavistock Clinic, and an Associate of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He has written widely on psychoanalytic approaches to culture and society, including on children’s fiction (Narratives of Love and Loss) and drama (Mirror to Nature) both with Margaret Rustin. He is also author of The Good Society and the Inner World and is a co-author/editor of After NeoLiberalism: The Kilburn Manifesto.
Margaret Rustin is a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, London, where she has been Head of Child Psychotherapy since 1986. She has pioneered and supported the extension of training in psychoanalytic observational approaches to training across the United Kingdom and in a number of other countries. She has coauthored, with Michael Rustin, Narratives of Love and Loss and Mirror to Nature, and has co-edited Closely Observed Infants, as well as Psychotic States in Children and Assessment in Psychotherapy.