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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, London, 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:

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

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