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Seidenberg, R. (1966). Creativity in the Theater: A Psychoanalytic Study: By Philip Weissman. New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1965. 275 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 35:143-146.

(1966). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 35:143-146

Creativity in the Theater: A Psychoanalytic Study: By Philip Weissman. New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1965. 275 pp.

Review by:
Robert Seidenberg

Few psychoanalysts today can speak with more authority and wisdom about the theater than Philip Weissman. His range and depth from Sophocles to Williams is wondrous to behold. What is particularly impressive to me is that, like Freud, he learns from the theater instead of treating it. The theater is, has always been, a prime source of wisdom, insight, and delight. The best of psychoanalysis comes from the language of the dramatists and poets—the

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