Mrs Klein
Paperback, 72 pages ISBN: 9781848420663Publication Date:
5 Nov 2009
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
EPUB, 72 pages ISBN: 9781780013664Publication Date:
10 Apr 2014
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
National Theatre & West End, 1988

Mrs Klein

By Nicholas Wright

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Nicholas Wright's play about the controversial psychoanalyst Melanie Klein is a haunting and poignant study of mother-daughter relationships.

In 1934 the son of Melanie Klein, Britain's most admired psychoanalyst, was reported killed in a climbing accident. There were no witnesses. Nicholas Wright's play shows the effect of this shattering and unexpected death on Mrs Klein, on her daughter and on her new assistant Paula, a young refugee from Hitler's Berlin.

Melanie Klein had herself come to Britain from Berlin with a controversial mission to extend psychoanalysis to infants. But her analysis of her own children has damaged her relationship with them almost beyond repair, and the news of her son's death provokes a bitter confrontation with her daughter.

Nicholas Wright's Mrs Klein was first performed at the National Theatre in 1988. This edition was published alongside the revival at the Almeida Theatre in 2009.

The play is also available in the volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays.

Press Quotes

'How rare and refreshing it is to encounter a play which is so literate, intelligent, amusing and, finally, moving'

Daily Telegraph
Paperback, 72 pages ISBN: 9781848420663Publication Date:
5 Nov 2009
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
EPUB, 72 pages ISBN: 9781780013664Publication Date:
10 Apr 2014
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Nicholas Wright:

His Dark Materials (stage version)
Travelling Light
The Slaves of Solitude (stage version)
Nicholas Wright: Five Plays
8 Hotels
The Last of the Duchess
One Fine Day
Cressida
Naked
The Desert Air
Vincent in Brixton
The Reporter
Thérèse Raquin (National Theatre version)
Three Sisters (National Theatre version)
Rattigan's Nijinsky
Treetops
Regeneration (stage version)
Lulu
The Custom of the Country
John Gabriel Borkman

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