EMMA'S NOSE

by Paul Livingston

EMMA'S NOSE

by Paul Livingston

Freud is nervous. It's 1895 and he is just an historical footnote in the annals of psychiatry; but his mentor and inspiration Wilhelm Fliess is coming to town. Perhaps he can help Freud solve the unfathomable condition of one of his most difficult patients - Emma Eckstein. Perhaps Fliess can help Freud get to the heart of Emma's real illness.

Emma's Nose is the story of an atrocity - and the horrific consequences of
collaborative self-deception, as Freud aligns himself with one of the giants of
German crackpottery. Two buffoons set about curing the world and their victim,
Emma, pays dearly. Emma's Nose is a darkly comic play; hilarious, savage and, most
remarkably, true