Theater: New Play on Broadway: Apr. 14, 1961

A Far Country (by Henry Denker) concerns Sigmund Freud at 36, when, butting against the wall of medical opposition, he was also breaking through the wall of man's unconscious. It specifically concerns his early and famous patient, the young Viennese Elizabeth von Ritter: through opening the shutters of her mind, which had put fetters on her body, Freud released light that, expanding, would flood modern living and penetrate modern thought. Thanks to a sound union of play and production, A Far Country is very often engrossing.

If A Far Country is historically Freud's play,...

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