Medical Knowledge and Theatrical Interpretation
To the Editor:—
The theater benefits when actors bring to the stage principles of modern medicine and psychiatry, as illustrated in Leon J. Saul's interesting paper (Othello: Projection in Art, JAMA 200:39-40, 1967). Lawrence Olivier's presentation of an Oedipal Hamlet, reflecting the Ernest Jones analysis of the play, is an example of new insight into characterization being stimulated by 20th-century psychiatry. Olivier has also provided a...