Some Historic/Some Hysteric

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Since neuropsychology was founded just before the Victorian era, it has undergone a century and a half of growing pains, none of which was more theatrical than the "Hysteria Shows," or clinical demonstrations, of Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot of Paris during the 1870s and 1880s. He is known today as the founder of modern neurology, who, as one of a select group of physicians, made the Salpêtrière hospital in Paris a world medical center in the 19th century. His lecture-demonstrations on a floodlit stage were open to the public, attracting the famous, the fashionable, and the aristocratic. They are inspiration for Some Historic/Some Hysteric, a multimedia theater piece directed for the New Stage Theatre Company by Ildiko Lujza Nemeth. There is no performance on Tuesday, November 28.The final performance, on Sunday, December 10, is at 3:00 PM.

Visit the Some Historic/Some Hysteric website:

http://www.newstagetheatre.org