Thursday, 5 June 2008

"hysteria" (grupo XIX de teatro) at the great hall, st barts hopsital

unfinished blog
thursday 5th june 2008

grupo XIX de teatro
the great hall, st barts hospital

bite 08, barbican

A site-specific performance in The Great Hall at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.
This performance takes place in the evocative surroundings of The Great Hall at St Bart’s Hospital. It explores the lives of 19th century women interred in mental institutions, often erroneously, and looks at the connections between their experiences and those of women today.
How have conceptions of abnormality changed?
What unites women across the centuries?
Like ghosts from a former time, the five performers interact with female members of the audience, gently questioning them about their lives. An engaging, tender and charming production.

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