Overtones Summary
Alice Gerstenberg

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  • Overtones Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Overtones Lessons
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
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Overtones Summary

Alice Gerstenberg's Overtones is considered the earliest example of a play that dramatizes the unconscious on stage. In it, Gerstenberg uses two actresses for both Margaret and Harriet to represent the single character of Margaret and Harriet. Each embodies a disparate part of the character's personality; or, to put it in Freudian terms, one is the id and the other the ego. In Overtones, Harriet and Margaret are the cultured and refined selves, while...

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