The Freud Museum

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12 November 2013 - 16 November 2013
SOLD OUT - 7pm

Hilda & Freud - collected words

Promenade performance by Antonio Quinet

The Unconscious on Stage Company presents a performance about the acclaimed American poet HD (Hilda Doolittle)’s analysis with Freud. The play is based on HD´s book Tribute to Freud, the letters she exchanged with Freud and her literary circle, as well as some of her poetry; Hilda, was forty seven years old when she met Freud, then in his late seventies, in 1930s Vienna. It was the beginning of a startling "love affair",, with exchanges of gifts, letters and flowers, within and beyond the psychoanalytical setting. During the presentation, the audience will accompany Hilda on her visit to Freud´s residence, soon after his death in London, guided by the Narrator on this tour around the house as through the chambers of her mind. During her visit Hilda revives moments of her life and analysis, which she defined as a "free verse relationship” with Freud. In a psychoanalytical, non-conventional, treatment, she works through her war traumas as well as her illuminating cosmic and oceanic epiphanies.

Supported by the Brazilian Embassy in London

Curated by Danuza Machado
Playwright, Director and Narrator: Antonio Quinet
Performed by: Ana Vicentini
Composer, music director and performer: José Eduardo Costa e Silva
Staging and movement: Regina Miranda
Video Designer : Diogo Fujimura
Sound designer: Marcus Neves
Costumes: Beto de Abreu
Art Cosultant: Niura Bellavinha
British voice coach: Alison McGowan
Photos: Cacá Bernardes 

Part of a season of talks and events accompanying the forthcoming exhibition 'Mad, Bad and Sad: Women and the Mind Doctors', 10 October 2013 - 2 February 2014.

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