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Vaines, S. (2013). Doctor in the House Seat: Psychoanalysis at the Theatre, by Jill Savege Scharff and David Scharff, International Psychotherapy Institute, 2013.. Cpl. Fam. Psychoanal., 3(2):253-255.

(2013). Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, 3(2):253-255

Doctor in the House Seat: Psychoanalysis at the Theatre, by Jill Savege Scharff and David Scharff, International Psychotherapy Institute, 2013.

Review by:
Stella Vaines

This is one of a growing series of e-books published by the International Psychotherapy Institute, which can be downloaded free at www.freepsychotherapybooks.com. If this title is representative of the rest of the list, I would certainly recommend visiting the site.

Literature and plays are a rich source of material for psychoanalytic thinking and the thirteen chapters in this book comprise individual essays on different theatrical productions, across a variety of genres, including comedies and musicals, that have been staged mainly in and around Washington DC, between 1992 and 2012. David and Jill Scharff need little introduction to the readers of this journal, not least as the authors of a number of seminal books on couple and family psychoanalysis, and object relations theory in particular. However, their theatrical erudition may be less widely known and appreciated. The acknowledgements at the beginning of the book make it clear that both authors have been deeply involved in offering perspectives on theatre as part of psychoanalytic trainings, as well as post play discussions to theatre-goers. The depth of their knowledge and passionate interest in drama make for a compelling read.

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