The Yellow Wallpaper

21.03.2014 | Culture | BY:

British theatre director Katie Mitchell presents her adaption of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s famous short story, The Yellow Wallpaper. A controversial sociologist and writer, Gilman ruled the domestic, maternal role obsolete and claimed that Darwin’s theory of evolution was purely male-centric.

Originally published in 1892 and seen as a monumental piece of feminist literature, the play tells the story of a mother suffering from postnatal depression and traces her increasing psychological decline. Ultimately however, it also paints the portrait of a woman daring to defy the expectations of society.

The Yellow Wallpaper is next playing at Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Kurfürstendamm 153, Berlin on May 19th.

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