TITLE

Dejanira and the physicians: Aspects of hysteria in Handel's Hercules

AUTHOR(S)
Hurley, David Ross
PUB. DATE
September 1996
SOURCE
Musical Quarterly;Fall96, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p548
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Elucidates the nature of hysteria in women in the early eighteenth century in England by presenting Dejanira in the fits of rage in one of Handel's works, `Hercules.' Acknowledgement of hysteria by early physicians; Different versions of Dejanira's character; Psychological paradigm on female malady.
ACCESSION #
140071

 

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