By Sarah Kane
4.48 Psychosis sees the last word narrowing of Sarah Kane's concentration in her paintings. The fight of the self to stay intact has moved in her paintings from civil conflict, into the relatives, into the couple, into the person, and at last into the theatre of phychosis: the brain itself. This play used to be written in 1999 presently earlier than the playwright took her personal lifestyles at age 28. at the web page, the piece feels like a poem. No characters are named, or even their quantity is unspecified. it may be a trip via one person's brain, or an interview among a physician and his patient.
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And my brain is the topic of those bewildered fragments. not anything can extinguish my anger. And not anything can restoration my religion. this isn't a global during which I desire to reside. 6 SARAH KANE four. forty eight PSYCHOSIS –Have you made any plans? –Take an overdose, scale down my wrists then dangle myself. –All these issues jointly? –It could not in all likelihood be misconstrued as a cry for aid. (Silence. ) –It would not paintings. –Of direction it's going to. –It would not paintings. you'll begin to believe sleepy from the overdose and would not have the strength to chop your wrists. (Silence. ) –I'd be status on a chair with a noose round my neck. (Silence. ) – for those who have been on my own do you think that you may damage your self? –I'm scared i'd. –Could that be protecting? –Yes. it really is worry that retains me clear of the teach tracks. I simply desire to God that loss of life is the fucking finish. i believe like i am 80 years outdated. i am uninterested in existence and my brain desires to die. –That's a metaphor, now not truth. –It's a simile. –That's now not fact. –It's now not a metaphor, it is a simile, yet no matter if it have been, the defining function of a metaphor is that it really is genuine. (A lengthy silence. ) –You should not 80 years outdated. (Silence. ) Are you? 7 SARAH KANE four. forty eight PSYCHOSIS (A silence. ) Are you? (A silence. ) Or are you? (A lengthy silence. ) –Do you despise all unsatisfied humans or is it me in particular? –I do not despise you. it is not your fault. you are sick. –I don't believe so. –No? –No. i am depressed. melancholy is anger. it truly is what you probably did, who used to be there and who you are blaming. –And who're you blaming? –Myself. physique and soul can by no means be married i must develop into who I already am and should bellow endlessly at this incongruity which has dedicated me to hell Insoluble hoping can't uphold me i'm going to drown in dysphoria within the chilly black pond of my self the pit of my immaterial brain How am i able to go back to shape now my formal idea has long past? now not a lifestyles that i may countenance. they're going to love me for that which destroys me the sword in my goals the airborne dirt and dust of my recommendations the disorder that breeds within the folds of my brain eight SARAH KANE four. forty eight PSYCHOSIS nine each praise takes a section of my soul An expressionist nag Stalling among fools They comprehend not anything – i've got continually walked unfastened final in an extended line of literary kleptomaniacs (a time honoured culture) robbery is the holy act On a twisted route to expression A glut of exclamation marks spells drawing close anxious breakdown only a observe on a web page and there's the drama I write for the useless the unborn After four. forty eight I shall now not communicate back i've got reached the top of his dreary and repugnant story of a feeling interned in an alien carcass and lumpen via the malignant spirit of the ethical majority i've been useless for a very long time again to my roots I sing with out desire at the boundary RSVP ASAP occasionally I flip round and seize the scent of you and that i can't move on i will not fucking cross on with out expressing this bad so fucking lousy actual aching fucking longing i've got for you. and that i can't think that i will be able to think this for you and you are feeling not anything. Do you're feeling not anything? (Silence. ) SARAH KANE four.