Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Freud: The Case Histories

Two linked Radio 4 dramas that come strongly recommended -

Episode 1 - Dora

"1899 finds a father imploring Sigmund Freud to treat his daughter after discovering her intention to end her life. When Dora first comes to Freud she suffers from a loss of voice, a debilitating cough and a limp. Dream analysis is the key to unlocking the causes of Dora's condition, and as Freud's treatment continues, secrets, seduction and betrayal are uncovered."

you can get that one on the iPlayer

Episode 2 - The Wolf Man

"It is 1910 when the depressed son of a wealthy Russian landowner arrives in Vienna. Sergei Pankejeff, 24 years old, is suffering from debilitating fears and phobias. Freud's treatment of Pankejeff is centred around an enigmatic dream his patient had as a very young child; a dream of white wolves. Freud invites Sergei to return to his childhood as a means of understanding his current depression. Analysing the child inside the man Freud unlocks the meaning of the wolves that haunt Sergei's dreams"

This will be broadcast at 9pm on Friday 31st August and then, presumably, will also be available on the iPlayer too.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this prompt Mike. I'll look out for it.
    By the way I watched the Marilyn last days thingy, prompted by your blog. I found the thing more enlightening about men's obsession with Marilyn, than actually about Marilyn. Might be interesting to think about the perceptions of the different genders..