Melanie Klein Play on Radio 4

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This Saturday (20th December) Radio 4 will be broadcasting a play based on the life of the influential child psychoanalyst Melanie Klein (1882-1960).

Mrs Klein by Nicholas Wright dramatises Klein’s relationship with her own children.

Melanie Klein, a disciple of the teachings of Sigmund Freud, came to London in 1926 and was a key figure in the ‘British School’ of psychoanalysis. The therapeutic techniques she devised for children also had a lasting impact on methods of child care and rearing.

The Wellcome Library holds Klein’s papers – a rich collection of material and part of our significant archival holdings on psychiatry and psychoanalysis.

Ross Macfarlane

Ross Macfarlane is the Research Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Library.

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